Ana de Armas On Why Social Media Ruined the “Concept of a Movie Star”
Ana de Armas is all for putting the mystery back into Hollywood.
While reflecting on the notion of fame throughout the decades, the Knives Out actress pointed the finger at social media for changing the way fans view celebrities.
“I feel like the new generations don’t have that concept of mystery surrounding fame, because of social media,” Ana told Vanity Fair in an interview published on Feb. 15. “There is so much information out there and oversharing. The concept of a movie star is someone untouchable you only see onscreen. That mystery is gone.”
She added, “For the most part, we’ve done that to ourselves—nobody’s keeping anything from anyone, anymore.”
And Ana knows a thing or two about Hollywood’s golden era, as she depicted Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film Blonde. Looking back at the career of the iconic bombshell, the 34-year-old said, “There was a lot there that I could relate to.”
She continued, “If you put Marilyn Monroe ‘the movie star’ aside, she’s just an actress trying to navigate life and this system, which is so hard to navigate for anybody.”