Marilyn Monroe had mystique in pre-internet age, says Kenneth Branagh

Updated: Nov 27, 2011, 15:51 PM IST

London: Kenneth Branagh, who is in a new movie about Marilyn Monroe, has revealed that the late actress had mystique in a pre-internet age where the power of the movies gave her an extra special allure.

The 50-year-old actor, who plays Sir Lawrence Oliver in ‘My Week With Marilyn’, also said that the actress was an exotic sex symbol who was far more famous in her day than any current stars.

“Someone like Marilyn on the movie screen was as far away and exotic as you could be. When she arrived at Heathrow in 1956 the traffic stopped because Marilyn arrived,” Sky News quoted him as saying.

“Not only did she come from Hollywood but she brought sex. Britain was being taken out of its post-war austerity and Marilyn was a symbol of this new freedom,” he added.

ANI