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Ana de Armas says ghost of Marilyn Monroe was on set during the filming of Blonde: 'She was with me'

On the Mind: Ana de Armas, 34, revealed the ghost of Marilyn Monroe was an extra on the set of Blonde, in which she plays the movie icon;  seen on Thursday in Venice

Ana de Armas Believes Marilyn Monroe’s Ghost Was On Set While Filming Blonde: ‘She Was With Me’

Ana de Armas has claimed that the spirit of the late Marilyn Monroe was an extra on the set of Blonde, in which she plays the classic film icon.

The 34-year-old actress was just two years younger than the Seven Year Itch star when she died of a drug overdose in 1962.

During a press conference Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, Ana told reporters that she felt Marilyn’s presence while filming the fictionalized account of her life, insisting that her spirit would let them know if she was happy or unhappy with the way things were going, according to Reuters.

On the Mind: Ana de Armas, 34, revealed the ghost of Marilyn Monroe was an extra on the set of Blonde, in which she plays the movie icon;  seen on Thursday in Venice

On the Mind: Ana de Armas, 34, revealed the ghost of Marilyn Monroe was an extra on the set of Blonde, in which she plays the movie icon; seen on Thursday in Venice

“She was everything I thought about, she was everything I dreamed of. She was all I could talk about. She was with me, Ana said. ‘And it was beautiful. I think she was happy.

“I really believe that she was very close to us. She was with us, she continued. She also threw things from the wall sometimes and got angry if something did not please her. Maybe that seems very mystical,’ the Knives Out actor admitted, ‘but it’s true. We’ve all felt it.

Director Andrew Dominik decided to start filming the project on August 4, the anniversary of the screen legend’s death.

Striking resemblance: Ana, who bears a striking resemblance to the Hollywood legend, said of the project: “She was everything I thought of, she was everything I dreamed of;  always blonde

Happy: The actress said Marylyn's ghost would throw things if she didn't like something but

Striking similarities: Ana, who looks shockingly like the Hollywood legend, said of the project: ‘She was everything I thought she was, she was everything I dreamed of. She was all I could talk about. I think she was happy’

Voice: Ana, who was born in Cuba, employed a voice coach to learn how to speak like the Seven Year Itch star and hide her accent.  Variety calls his performance

Voice: Ana, who was born in Cuba, employed a voice coach to learn how to speak like the Seven Year Itch star and hide her accent. Variety calls her performance “breathtaking brilliance and imagination, candor and heartache.”

Scenes were also filmed in the apartment that former Norma Jeane Baker shared with her mentally ill mother and in the bedroom where Marilyn died.

“It definitely took on elements of being like a seance,” the director said.

The film is not a traditional face-based biopic, but is instead based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.

It details not only Marilyn’s career, but also her relationships with men, including her three husbands and President John F. Kennedy.

Ana, who was born in Cuba and speaks with an accent, employed a voice coach to help her with the California native’s breathy way of speaking.

Book: Blonde is based on the book by Joyce Carol Oates.  Adrian Brody, 49, stars as The Playwright, based on Marilyn's third husband, Arthur Miller

Book: Blonde is based on the book by Joyce Carol Oates. Adrian Brody, 49, stars as The Playwright, based on Marilyn’s third husband, Arthur Miller

Despite the cultural differences, the director said he knew Ana was the right fit for the role after seeing her in the dark thriller Knock Knock.

“I knew it was her as soon as I saw her on TV. It’s kind of like when you fall in love at first sight, when the right person walks through the door, you know that,” a- he declared.

Variety called Ana’s performance “sparkling and breathtakingly imaginative, candid and heartbreaking”.

Brad Pitt served as producer on the project. Julianne Nicholson and Adrian Brody starred in the drama, which will debut on Netflix on September 16.

Co-stars: Julianne Nicholson and Adrian Brody co-star in the film.  See here with director Andrew Dominik, Ana de Armas and producer Brad Pitt at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday

Co-stars: Julianne Nicholson and Adrian Brody co-star in the film. See here with director Andrew Dominik, Ana de Armas and producer Brad Pitt at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday

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