A star is born
VOGUE India|November 2020
With multiple projects readying for release, Ana de Armas is setting Hollywood ablaze. As the face of the Natural Diamond Council’s campaign, the actor adds another feather to her already full cap.
Priyanka Khanna

The 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die, Deep Water with partner Ben Af-fleck, The Night Clerk with Helen Hunt, Blonde as Marilyn Monroe—Ana de Armas’s roll call of upcoming projects reflects a diversity of roles that most actors can only dream of. While the very private actor told Vanity Fair, “Hollywood is not my life, it’s my reality,” at the moment, the spotlight is firmly on her every move.

The last few months, Cuban-born de Armas— who has become tabloid fodder thanks to her relationship with Affleck, and kept the paparazzi busy during the lockdown—took time out of her schedule promoting Deep Water and Blonde to film the Natural Diamond Council’s latest campaign in Portugal. She talks to Vogue India about falling in love with diamonds, characters, and herself.

ON ACTING: “I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I studied in Cuba and then had the opportunity to move to Spain at the age of 18. One of the highlights was being cast as Marilyn Monroe. As a Cuban woman, being cast to play an American icon was an honor and privilege. She was a fascinating person and went through so much in her life. Learning about her taught me to appreciate little things.”

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