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'Blonde' Director Explains Film's Controversial Ending

Ana de Armas, Andrew Dominick

As the movie comes to a close, Marilyn, played by Ana de Armas, is seen in a fragile state when she receives a package from former lover Cass (Xavier Samuel), which he left to her when he died. The box contains a memento from her childhood and a letter which reads, “There never was a tearful father,” suggesting all those letters she received from her “father” were from him.

Marilyn is heartbroken by the reveal, which leads her to take an overdose of pills, after which she dies.

Andrew explained why he went with this ending instead of the other infamous one, that she was murdered.

“I don’t believe that she was murdered. It doesn’t make any f***ing sense,” he told The Wrap. “There is no reason to murder her, because if she’d held a press conference and said that she’d had affairs with the Kennedys, no one would have reported it. I mean she could have literally called a press conference, and no one would have written down what she said. So it makes no sense to kill her.”

He also spoke about why he thinks she died of an accidental overdose, which in his opinion is a form of suicide.

“I mean, she was obviously an addict. I think she probably died of an accidental overdose, you know, which is most common thing in the world for an addict,” Andrew said. “But I also think an accidental overdose is a form of suicide.”

“It’s sort of a left-handed form of suicide but the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. And in the film, I guess we just pushed it a bit harder. It was just what I believed. I think that she’s essentially a self-destructive person. I don’t think anyone can disagree with that, that she was an intensely self-destructive person. She was an addict, you know?”

Blonde is streaming on Netflix now.

Find out if there are end credits to the film.

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