Many actors pride themselves on the depth of their research.  We can only assume that Katerina Stojanovska is not amongst them.

Perhaps it was a publicity stunt, but the Macedonian actress has managed to make herself an international laughing stock after a recent television interview.

Katerina told the interviewer on the country’s Kanal 5 TV show that she was about to film a new movie - alongside Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Marlon Brando.

Seemingly unaware that all three have passed on, Ms Stojanovska said: “They saw my photo and thought I would be perfect for the role.”

The interviewer, either equally in the dark or hoping that the actress would further embarrass herself, asked if she had met any of her co-stars.

“I haven’t met them yet but talk every day to Marilyn Monroe - we chat on Facebook,” she said. “We’ve been speaking for several days about the details of the film.”

If Ms Stojanovska was simply aiming to raise her profile, she’s certainly succeeded. Her face is now all over the media in her home country.

Whether or not she’ll be taken seriously enough in future to ‘resurrect’ her career remains to be seen.