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Naomi Watts to Play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde 2010-05-13 16:00:26

Who Makes a Better Marilyn Monroe — Williams or Watts?

Forget about which actress is the best doppleganger for Jackie O. — now the race is on for the hottest Marilyn Monroe impersonator in Hollywood. Rumors have been swirling for months that Michelle Williams will play the iconic blond bombshell in the upcoming biopic My Week With Marilyn, and now Naomi Watts will also slip into Miss Monroe's high heels in Blonde. Sounds like we've got dueling Marilyns on our hands, but who do you think is a better fit?

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mommie mommie 7 years
NEITHER, Charlize Theron would be my pick.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 7 years
I with the majority: NEITHER!!!
yeokr yeokr 7 years
i voted Naomi and that's how i voted, but then i was reminded of Michelle's character in I'm Not There, an Edie Sedgwick type.. it was an impressive change from her that i think will probably go a long ways towards another sex kitten character.
bohokitty bohokitty 7 years
Michelle's facial structure is closer to Marilyn's. She's also a fantastic actress. I don't think the figure matters as actors can gain/lose significant amounts of weight for roles. Penelope Cruz even wore a prosthetic bum for her role in Volver. I agree that Scarlet would be terrible for this role not only because of her acting style but because I think the image she attempts to project in real life is close enough to the plethora of Monroe imitators that she would bring to much of herself to the part. Casting the best actress to play Marilyn should be about finding someone with enough talent and depth to immerse themselves in the role NOT finding an actress who frequently rocks a similar makeup look and push up bra on the red carpet.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Neither of these two. I agree that Scarlett Johanson would be a good choice and Seyfried would be a decent option, as well. I also think Marion Cotillard would do the role justice.
postingh postingh 7 years
Explain...any known actress in the Monroe role will be so and so playing Marilyn Monroe. There is no way around that. The best make-up in the universe won't transform that known status into a pure outstanding living Monroe on screen. The acting, if the film is to be great, must bring forth the core of Monroe's naive joy and sadness that were always there like best friends on the phone for hours; And, allow the audience to see Monroe and not an actress playing Marilyn.
postingh postingh 7 years
Akshully, neither. A new face is needed for that role.
zeze zeze 7 years
Scarlett may have the look, but not really the acting ability or the playful sex appeal that Marilyn had. I don't like either of these choices though...both are so stiff and kind of cold. I would love to see Amanda Seyfried do it, she has the body, the playfulness (see Mamma Mia) and sex appeal to spare (see Chloe)
glynislily glynislily 7 years
Wow! Scarlett? pss I'm with you, she does not have the talent. I can't decide between these Michelle and Naomi. They would both be great. But if it were Scarlett it would just turn into a girl with a deep voice trying to sound like she has a soft voice and which would then turn comedic. The voice is as important as the look and she couldn't do it.
nygurl nygurl 7 years
scarjo resembles marilyn the best, but naomi's my choice if it's a heavy script.
pss pss 7 years
I don't think Scarlett is talented enough to get this kind of role. I love the idea of Michelle playing it, she might no have the body but we're talking about a film no a contest about who does look like her
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I also think Scarlett Johansson would be best. She undoubtedly has the body & the sexy appeal, and the acting chops to pull off the sadder side of Marilyn Monroe.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Neither! I'd go with Katherine Heigl or Scarlett Johansen.
silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
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