Ana de Armas revealed that her dog Elvis was used as Marilyn Monroe’s dog while promoting the biopic Blonde on Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Seth, 48, asked the Cuban actress, 34, about the “dramatic scene with the dog” in the film directed by Andrew Dominick, 54.
“When I watch it, I don’t know how to feel because of course it’s a very serious important scene in the movie. And at the same time, I just look at him and melt,” Ana said.
Dog: Ana de Armas revealed that her dog Elvis was used to portray Marilyn Monroe’s dog while promoting the biopic Blonde on Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers
Seth then showed side by side pictures of Marilyn with her dog and Anna in character with her real dog.
“This is Elvis. This is my dog, – Ana said proudly.
Seth asked when it became clear that Elvis was the perfect dog for the role.
“Did Elvis shoot his nose once?” Seth quipped.
Uncanny resemblance: Seth showed side-by-side pictures of Marilyn with her dog and Ana in character with her real dog
Dramatic scene: Seth, 48, asked the Cuban actress, 34, about a “dramatic scene with a dog” in the film directed by Andrew Dominick, 54.
Ana noted that the dog was given to Marilyn by Frank Sinatra.
“Obviously the dog’s name is Mafia,” Ana laughed.
“We found out about it, and Andrew, as a great visionary he saw, was like Marilyn Monroe. Apparently, he saw that Elvis was a perfect fit for the mob. And he was the one, he had the idea that we needed Elvis in the movie,” Ana said.
Star treatment: Elvis enjoyed the star treatment while filming with Anna
Close connection: Ana is seen with Elvis in June 2020 in Los Angeles
Seth asked if Ana was stressed knowing the team was relying on Elvis.
“Well, he was only in two scenes. The one that didn’t pass, Anna answered.
“Did you have to break it to him?” Seth joked.
Stress Free: “Well, he was only in two scenes. The one that didn’t make the cut,” Ana said of her dog’s work on the film
Ana said Elvis was “very well behaved”.
“He’s 13, so he was on set with me,” Ana said.
Seth also noted that the film’s slower pace made it seem like she took her time in her performance.
Taking her time: Seth also noted that the film’s slow pace made it seem like she took her time with her performance
“Well, that’s not what happened. I was actually very hasty. We had no money. We didn’t have time to shoot the film, Ana said.
“Well, they should have used your dog. It’s a dead giveaway,” Seth joked.
“Pretty much,” Ana said with a laugh.
He was quite in a hurry: “Well, it wasn’t like that. I was actually very hasty. We had no money. We didn’t have time to shoot the film, Ana said
“That’s exciting to hear. This is such a beautiful movie. You know, thanks to everyone involved, because you’ll never look at it and say, “Oh, they definitely cut corners.” It’s awesome,” Seth said.
‘Thank you. Andrew is a fantastic director, very thoughtful and very respectful, and he was passionate about this story. And he, you know, took it very seriously. He’s very, you know, detail-oriented and a perfectionist, and so am I,” Ana said.
“Blonde” had its world premiere earlier this month at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and began a limited release in US theaters on Friday.
The NC-17 film will be released on September 28 on Netflix.
Streaming soon: Seth shares clip of Anna in Blonde, and the NC-17 film will be released on September 28 on Netflix