Ana has graced yet another great magazine! This month features not only Vanity Fair but also Porter Magazine. Enjoy:
From flawed Bond woman to the ultimate blonde bombshell, ANA DE ARMAS is quietly making a name for herself in Hollywood with her steely determination and drive – not to mention talent. CHRISTINE LENNON spends time with the Havana native, talking homework, hard work and the unexpected joy of leaping into the unknown.
Ana de Armas found herself in a familiar setting while filming No Time To Die, the 25th instalment of the James Bond franchise. The Cuban-born actor traveled to Pinewood Studios, just outside London, which had been transformed into a near-identical replica of downtown Havana for the film.
“It was completely freezing, so it did not feel like home,” de Armas laughs, recalling the cavernous set. “But I was impressed by how beautiful and realistic it was. It went on and on forever. And working with Daniel [Craig] again was so great.”
Her character, the mysterious CIA agent Paloma, is set to be a new brand of Bond woman, described as “flawed” and “messy”, who also happens to be Cuban. She reunites with Craig – making his fifth and final outing as Bond – having starred together in Knives Out, last year’s hit whodunit.
De Armas shone in the Agatha Christie-esque, but originally written, film, even amidst an ensemble of Hollywood names at the top of their games. “It was incredible,” she says of the experience, wearing a fluffy white robe on her PORTER shoot while the crew waits for the LA sun to emerge from behind thick clouds. Receiving a Golden Globe nomination for the role was also “surreal”.