Here's How Anna Delvey Really Feels About Netflix's Inventing Anna

Here's How Anna Delvey Really Feels About Netflix's Inventing Anna
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The con artist has something to say.

Back in 2019, the whole world was talking about Anna Delvey, a Russian con artist who stole hundreds and thousands of dollars by pretending to be the heiress of a German millionaire. And while this incident could have been easily forgotten, Netflix decided to monetize on the great idea, adapting Delvey's story as a miniseries in 2022, starring Julia Garner.

Shonda Rhimes managed to make the exciting original story even more bombastic on screen, so it's no surprise Inventing Anna became a huge hit.

In October of last year, real-life Delvey was released from prison, and while she is forbidden to access her social media or leave her apartment, the con artist still has a lot to say about Netflix's version of her story. Although this project undoubtedly helped her gain some more traction to get out of prison, Anna feels a bit bitter about how her image was twisted by Rhimes to better fit the narrative.

'Was that the real me? That wasn't a docuseries; it was fiction. Before each episode it says, "It's all true, except for whatever is made up." It's not up to me to sit here and dissect Shonda Rhimes' vision or interpretation. It is what it is,' Delvey said.

Even though she never watched a single episode of Inventing Anna, Delvey thinks that Netflix butchered her story. And she's probably right because some of the critics said the exact same thing when the series premiered.

But it looks like Delvey has no grievances against Julia Garner, who played her in the show. The two women met while Anna was in prison, as the actress visited her there to talk about how to approach the role. Delvey understands Garner was simply doing her job and notes that she is a sweet and caring person in real life, so she's not holding a grudge against her.

And besides, Anna Delvey doesn't really have the right to hate Netflix, since the streaming service paid her $320,000 for the rights to her story. Even though most of that money went to pay back her victims, she still got something herself.

Source: Vanity Fair.