Julia Garner has responded to con artist Anna Sorokin’s thoughts on her new show, which is based on Sorokin’s real-life story.
Invent Anna sees ozark star Garner playing fraudster Anna Delvey – whose real name is Anna Sorokin – in a new Netflix series about her life.
The show tells the true story of how Sorokin defrauded banks, businesses and acquaintances under the false pretense that she was a wealthy German heiress.
In 2019, she was convicted of crimes, including grand theft, and sentenced to four to 12 years in prison. She was first released in 2021, but was later taken back into custody for violating the terms of her visa.
Earlier this month, Sorokin penned an open letter about his feelings on the show, which Garner has now responded to.
In a new interview with entertainment tonightGarner said: “I respect what Anna does, whether she wants to watch the show or not.
“It’s his choice and that’s fine. She doesn’t have to watch the show.
Yesterday (February 14), Rachel DeLoache Williams criticized the portrayal of her character in Invent Anna.
Williams, who is a journalist played by Katie Lowes, makes a guest appearance in episode six of the series, as the series continues to document a disastrous vacation Williams’ real life had with Sorokin in 2017.
The journalist described her trip to Marrakech in detail in a 2018 article for vanity lounge titled ‘My Bright-Lights Misadventure With A Magician Of Manhattan’ and in a 2019 book titled My friend Anna.
She has since responded to her performance on the show in an article for Time magazine in which she clarified that she “wasn’t involved in the show”.
Williams explained that she “expected that there would be times when dramatizing my experience would make me uncomfortable” and added that she “understands that putting yourself in the spotlight comes with certain risks. “.
“I would have only limited control over how I was portrayed,” she wrote, but added that “this description from Netflix was shocking.”
She went on to quote a section of her character description which states that “the woman she becomes because of Anna” and said that those “seven little words in one fell swoop stripped me of my agency. , of my achievements and of my truth”.
Williams added: ‘Was it supposed to be believed that the woman I had become was not because of the parents who raised me, the love I shared with my family and friends, my own efforts or my personal growth, but because of Anna?”
In a review, NME reward Invent Anna two stars and said, “They say brevity is the soul of wit – and Netflix’s trashy drama doesn’t have much either.”