Ana de Armas and boyfriend Paul Boukadakis arrive in NYC amid praise for star’s Marilyn Monroe role

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Ana de Armas and her boyfriend, Paul Boukadakis, were spotted while arriving at JFK Airport in New York City on Friday.

The 34-year-old performer and her partner made a point of staying close to each other as they made their way through the travel hub.

The actress’ outing occurred on the same day as the limited release of Blonde, in which she stars as Marilyn Monroe.

In the city: Ana de Armas and her boyfriend, Paul Boukadakis, were spotted while arriving at JFK Airport in New York City on Friday

Ana wore a light beige overcoat over a stark white shirt and matching shorts as she arrived at the airport.

The Knives Out star also rocked a matching pair of socks, as well as a set of leather shoes.

The performer accessorized with several articles of jewelry and her lovely brunette hair cascaded onto her shoulders.

Boukadakis kept it relatively casual in a button-up jacket, white t-shirt and jeans as he spent time with his girlfriend.

Layered up: Ana wore a light beige overcoat over a stark white shirt and matching shorts as she arrived at the airport

Layered up: Ana wore a light beige overcoat over a stark white shirt and matching shorts as she arrived at the airport

Taking it easy: Boukadakis kept it relatively casual in a button-up jacket, white t-shirt and jeans as he spent time with his girlfriend

Taking it easy: Boukadakis kept it relatively casual in a button-up jacket, white t-shirt and jeans as he spent time with his girlfriend

Both Ana and her partner wore matching black facial coverings to keep themselves protected from COVID-19 while they spent time in public. 

The actress has received much acclaim for her portrayal of Monroe in Blonde, which was released in selected theaters in the United States on Friday.

The movie was based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 biography of the late actress, which was adapted into a television film in 2001.

The new version of the movie currently holds a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with much praise going towards the performer for playing the Hollywood icon.

Praised: The actress has received much acclaim for her portrayal of Monroe in Blonde, which was released in selected theaters in the United States on Friday

Praised: The actress has received much acclaim for her portrayal of Monroe in Blonde, which was released in selected theaters in the United States on Friday

Ana previously talked about seeing herself as Monroe for the first time in Blonde during an interview with Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist.

The actress spoke about how she remembered the first time she looked in the mirror after being transformed into her character as the blonde beauty.

‘Everyone in the room started crying; I can tell you that. It was very emotional. It became real… you know?’ said the star.

Huge role to play: Ana previously talked about seeing herself as Monroe for the first time in her upcoming film Blonde, where she portrays the iconic actress

Huge role to play: Ana previously talked about seeing herself as Monroe for the first time in her upcoming film Blonde, where she portrays the iconic actress

Transformation: The Cuban actress told Sunday Today host Willie Geist how she remembered the first time she had looked in the mirror after being transformed into her character as the Blonde beauty

Transformation: The Cuban actress told Sunday Today host Willie Geist how she remembered the first time she had looked in the mirror after being transformed into her character as the Blonde beauty

The real deal: Monroe was the biggest star of her day; seen here in 1953

The real deal: Monroe was the biggest star of her day; seen here in 1953

‘I had done tons of wardrobe fittings, I have like over a hundred wardrobe changes in the movie, and then I did separately, hair tests and make-up tests, but never together. So, that day was kind of like… it felt like she was back or something. I don’t know…I get emotional thinking about it.’

Ana described how she developed a kinship with the icon after studying her life, saying, ‘For sure, I feel very protective of her.’

Blonde is based on the iconic star’s life, charting her career through her humble origins as Norma Jeane Mortenson to the superstar actress known as Marilyn Monroe.

Back to life: ‘Everyone in the room started crying; I can tell you that. It was very emotional. It became real… you know’

Back to life: ‘Everyone in the room started crying; I can tell you that. It was very emotional. It became real… you know’ 

Embodying an icon: Ana described how she developed a kinship with the icon after studying her life, saying, ‘for sure, I feel very protective of her’

Embodying an icon: Ana described how she developed a kinship with the icon after studying her life, saying, ‘for sure, I feel very protective of her’

So similar in looks and style: Ana as Marilyn in the film Niagara from 1953

So similar in looks and style: Ana as Marilyn in the film Niagara from 1953

According to Netflix, the movie will tell her private story, a reimagined version of the actress’ life told through a modern lens.

The film is produced by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B, and will be available on the streaming service Netflix on September 23.

The cast also features Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller and Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio.

Sounding like the star: Ana was born in Cuba, and to cover her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role

Sounding like the star: Ana was born in Cuba, and to cover her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role

Ana was born in Cuba, and to cover her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role.

She previously admitted that she struggled with the process of studying Monroe’s voice.

‘It took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing and some ADR sessions [to get the accent right],’ she told the London Times.

She also admitted, ‘It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.’

Her private life: According to Netflix, the movie will tell her private story, a reimagined version of the actress’s life told through a modern lens

Her private life: According to Netflix, the movie will tell her private story, a reimagined version of the actress’s life told through a modern lens

A pinup: Ana was born in Cuba, and to cover her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role. She previously admitted that she struggled with the process of studying Monroe’s voice

A pinup: Ana was born in Cuba, and to cover her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role. She previously admitted that she struggled with the process of studying Monroe’s voice



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