Brad Pitt had fun with Ana de Armas on the red carpet at the premiere of the Netflix movie Blonde at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Thursday.
The 58-year-old actor, who also served as the film’s producer, shared a giggle with the 34-year-old Spanish actress as he applauded her in front of the crowd.
Blonde is based on the life of iconic star Marilyn Monroe and sees Ana play the lead role in the biographical psychological drama.
Fun: Brad Pitt, 58, had fun with Ana de Armas, 34, on the red carpet at the premiere of the Netflix movie Blonde at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Thursday
The duo seemed to have their time or their life as Ana covered her mouth while Brad congratulated her.
She exuded elegance in a plunging pink dress with her brunette locks styled in 50s-inspired sculpted waves.
Brad put on a dapper display in a black suit with a crisp white shirt and Dickie bow tie as he shielded his eyes with a pair of sunglasses.
Sweet: The actor, who also served as the film’s producer, shared a giggle with the Spanish actress, as he applauded her in front of the crowd
Beauty: Ana exuded elegance in a plunging pink dress with her brunette locks styled in 50s-inspired sculpted waves
Marking her first starring role, Ana plays Marilyn, with the drama providing a fictionalized take on the icon’s life.
Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, Blonde is adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.
Adrien stars alongside Ana whose accent as Marilyn was called “awful” on Twitter when the streaming giant released the trailer on July 28, while others said she didn’t look anything like Marilyn.
Suave: Brad put on a dapper display in a black suit with a crisp white shirt and Dickie bow tie as he shielded his eyes with a pair of sunglasses
Responding to the backlash, Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted she “didn’t grow up knowing Marilyn or her films”.
“I’m proud to have Andrew’s confidence and the chance to succeed. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or American actress, everyone should feel the pressure.
“My job wasn’t to imitate him,” defended Ana, who spent nine months working with dialect coach Jessica Drake.
“I was interested in her feelings, her background, her insecurities and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.”
All-Star Cast: Adrien Brody (pictured with Ana as Arthur Miller in the film), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles
While Blonde isn’t fully licensed by the Marilyn Monroe estate, Ana’s performance received plenty of applause.
Monroe’s estate representative, Marc Rosen, told Variety on August 1, “Ana was a great casting choice because she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability.”
The cast was also championed by two-time Oscar winner Brad, who is one of Blonde’s six credited producers.
Reviews: Although Blonde is not fully licensed by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance was greeted with plaudits.
‘She’s phenomenal in it. It’s a tough dress to fill,’ the co-founder of Plan B Entertainment told ET on August 1.
“It took 10 years of preparation. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we were able to cross the finish line.
Blonde author Joyce Carol Oates and Jamie Lee Curtis – whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) co-starred with Monroe in Some Like It Hot – have both seen the film and fully approve of it.
Kudos: The cast was also championed by two-time Oscar winner Brad, who is one of Blonde’s six credited producers