Ana has been selected as one of the 9 rising stars you’re about to see everywhere! And guess what, we have been seen Ana everywhere already 😉 She finally has been recognized as the versatile actress she is.
A running gag in Knives Out—the late-November whodunit from director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)—centers on a murdered patriarch’s private nurse, Marta, played by Ana de Armas. “She’d been working for Harlan [Christopher Plummer] for about five years,” says the Cuban actress, 31, who joins Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, and LaKeith Stanfield in the ensemble thriller. “But the family has no clue where she’s from. In every scene, she’s being told she’s from a different country.” Such insensitivities, she says, were left on camera. In real life, the cast bonded like family, thanks to two months of intensive autumn filming in Boston.
She credits Curtis for her maternal energy, Evans for his comic relief, and Stanfield for his sartorial sense. As for De Armas, she soaked it all in. “They all had so many stories to tell,” says the actress, who moved stateside in 2014 and was quickly cast in blockbusters like WarDogs and Blade Runner 2049. “I was trying to absorb as much as I could.” Next, she’ll shed Marta’s frumpy garb for more flattering fashion, playing the marquee role in the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde and Craig’s next Bond girl in the spy franchise.