Rediscovering Ana de Armas in five films

(Re)discovering Ana de Armas in five films

Ana de Armas, currently starring in Blonde, produced by the Netflix platform where she plays Marilyn Monroe, is far from a newcomer as one might think…

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Havana-born Ana Celia de Armas Caso knew at the age of 12 that she wanted to be an actress. Raised on the island amid rationing, she took acting classes, starring in the romantic drama Una rosa de Francia at 16, but left Cuba at 18 to settle in Spain. a country of which she has citizenship thanks to her grandparents. She quickly finds herself on a teenage series, El Internado, where she officiates for six seasons. Ana de Armas then flew to New York to learn English while continuing to take roles in Spanish productions. Then it appears in the credits of American films, gradually asserting its presence. It was Denis Villeneuve who gave her the role that she eventually revealed to the general public, that of Ryan Gosling’s character’s girlfriend.

“The Cuban Network” (2019)

Every time Ana de Armas appears on screen, critics praise her acting and her presence. In 2018 she gave the answer to Demián Bichir in “Corazon”. Then, in 2019, due to a scenario structure issue, Danny Boyle is forced to cut his scenes in Yesterday… as we see it in the trailer. It doesn’t matter, since Olivier Assayas gives him the role of the wife of a Cuban defector-turned-FBI informant in the drama The Cuban Network, a true story that will air on Netflix and also stars Penélope Cruz, Edgar Starring Ramirez and Gael García Bernal.

“Knives Out” (2019)

Ana de Armas finally gets her first major supporting role in this detective film, which director Rian Johnson wrote for an Oscar nomination. The actress, who stars alongside Daniel Craig, is nominated for a Golden Globe, but it’s Awkwafina who takes home the trophy.

“Die Can Wait” (2021)

She reunites with Daniel Craig when she transforms into Paloma, a CIA agent working in Cuba, in the actor’s latest James Bond. On set, she shoots her action scenes with impressive professionalism, even though she’s only just finished filming Blonde. And she doesn’t hide it, during an interview on the pages of AnOther, she explains that “thanks to those few minutes on Bond, I’ve been offered so many roles in action movies.”

“Deep Waters” (2022)

Those who want to embody more troubled characters then agree to shoot alongside Ben Affleck in Deep Waters, Adrian Lyne’s underwhelming feature film. And their romance, born in front of the camera, becomes the subject of all gossip magazines. Today she tries to stay away from anything that might drive her in front of paparazzi cameras. “The game is my passion, it makes me happy, but it doesn’t define me. It’s one of the reasons I left Los Angeles. I’m going back there, I see my friends there, my contacts in the industry, but it It’s not my life,” says the woman who now walks her two dogs on the anonymous streets of the Big Apple.