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Quote of the Day: Juliette Lewis on Monroe

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Jul 27, 2001 | 4:56am EDT

Juliette Lewis, to Britain's Empire movie magazine, on playing a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the upcoming comedy Room to Rent:

"Impersonators tap into the cliché of the person, I think Marilyn Monroe was a very intelligent person who knew what she was doing, she knew her comic skills. But socially she did put on that lip quiver and that dizzy blonde act and I think when I played it, it was so comfortable to do. You don't have to engage in an intellectual way with people, you can hide behind this dizzy veneer and its also very disarming to people around you. I connected to the champagne buzz aspect of Marilyn."

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