Knives Out made Ana De Armas into a star on people's radars, and now she is carving out quite the career for herself.
But things could have gone very different for the actress, as she has admitted that she initially was going to turn down the role after reading the very brief and generic-sounding character description.
"I really pay attention to what that little description is," the actress, who played Marta in the acclaimed whodunnit, told Flaunt. "I’m sure whoever did it wasn’t thinking about what that meant but for me, I was just like, 'Oh no, I’m not doing this!' What do you mean — caretaker, Latina, pretty?
"I’m very proud of being Cuban and being Latina and I will play the most Latina any Latina has ever played Latina.
But it also doesn’t interest me that much, all the time. It gets very boring, very quickly and I want to do other things... and even if you’re playing a Latina, not all Latinas are the same."
Before deciding to give up on the role completely, Ana went beyond the casting director and asked overall director Rian Johnson about the character, where she got a lot more info and was very impressed with what she heard.
"My character was a diamond," she explained. "When they sent the whole script and I read the whole thing I realised, 'Oh my gosh, I have to do this.'"
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