Netflix is getting ready to release the upcoming limited series Inventing Anna on February 11. Based on true events, in less than a week we will watch Ozark star — Julia Garner — playing famous scammer Anna Delvey. You’ve never heard of her? Read the next paragraph for quick info.
Anna Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, is a young woman who pretended to be a wealthy heiress to defraud and steal money from banks, hotels, and the people who thought she was their socialite friend. Delvey started her criminal path in 2013, and it was put to an end in 2017 when she was arrested and charged for grand larceny, larceny in the second degree, and theft of services. In May 2019, she was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison but was released in 2021 for good behavior. After only six weeks of freedom, she was taken into the custody of ICE, where she remained to this day, awaiting deportation to Germany.
Netflix decided to adapt her life story into a limited series, and Shonda Rhimes (best known for TV shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Bridgerton, etc.) was hired to helm the series and produce it with her Shondaland television company. Ozark star and two-time Emmy winner Julia Garner was cast to play Delvey. Garner even visited Delvey in prison to prepare for her role.
In the newest video released by Netflix, we see Garner opening up about the scammer she’s playing. Garner revealed that Delvey’s accent was one of the things she had to work on before the production started, and she also praised make-up artists and hairstylists who visually turned her into incredibly authentic Anna.
“It was a full transformation. People what they see, they believe.” — Julia Garner
You can watch the whole video below. The video is featuring Garner talking about her character and brand new footage from the series:
“You don’t have to love my character. You can actually hate my character. But you have to at least want to understand Anna.” — Julia Garner
Created by Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anna is starring Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Lowes, Laverne Cox, Alexis Floyd, Arian Moayed, Anders Holm, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, and Terry Kinney. The series will drop on Netflix on February 11, 2022.
If you haven’t seen the official trailer and the synopsis that were previously revealed you can check them out below:
“Written by Rhimes, in Inventing Anna, a journalist (Chlumsky) with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark funny love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey?” — Inventing Anna, official synopsis