The Australian actress admitted that she will not begin work on the Monroe biopic until she completes next movie The Impossible.
“It’s based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel Blonde which is fictitious even though it’s obviously about Marilyn Monroe,” Watts said. “We’ll see how things go. It’s not the glossy, gorgeous Marilyn Monroe we’re portraying here in a biopic. It’s a very meaty, intense project.”
Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford) will write and direct the feature, which tracks Monroe from childhood into the afterlife.
Watts has admitted being daunted by the prospect of playing the sexy Marilyn Monroe in the new movie ‘Blonde’. The 42-year-old actress is set to play the role of Monroe in a biopic and isn’t sure where to start.
“I don’t have a plan yet on how to do it, it’s going to be a huge undertaking because everyone obviously has their own idea about who she was,” the Daily Express quoted Watts, as saying. “It’s a high-pressure thing to take on because of how iconic she was. I don’t know how I’ll go about it,” added Watts.
A rival Monroe project, My Week With Marilyn, is currently filming in the UK with Michelle Williams in the lead role.