The CAST members detailed the real-life people portrayed in Inventing Anna, from Anna Delvey’s boyfriend and family to her closest friends.
The Inventing Anna mini series tells the story of Anna Sorokin, a convicted artist who defrauded Manhattan’s elite, along with banks, hotels, and friends.
She passed Anna Delvey and establish herself as a German heiress and socialite as she tries to get people to invest in The Anna Delvey Foundation.
Actors who played Sorokin and others in the Netflix mini series opened up about the real-life people they represent.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
Netflix release Invented Anna on February 11, 2022, with Julia Garner playing the role of Anna.
Garner said Newsweek that she met the real Anna to feel her “energy and spirit” while preparing for the role.
“What surprised me the most, and at the same time it meant the most, was how lively and likable she was,” says Garner.
“I was surprised because it was scary to meet someone like Anna, but at the same time, I was like ‘of course, she’s nice, that’s why she can do what she did. .’
“She could let all those people invest in her and believe in her and she could finish what she did, for good or bad or whatever, she did. yes and that’s because she’s super smart.”
Garner went on to say that she wanted to portray Anna’s bubbly personality in the series.
Anna Chlumsky as Vivian
Veep’s Anna Chlumsky plays Vivian in the series, a role based on Jessica Pressler, the author of a New York Magazine article 2018 about Anna Delvey.
Chlumsky told Newsweek she worked with Pressler, who helped produce the film, and thoroughly researched her written work.
“My character is a fictionalized version of that role and so I don’t have to exactly match her, so the first kind of decision that has to be made is what to borrow and what not to,” Chlumsky said.
“I worked really hard on her notes. I poured over them, I just drank them all. They were like my vitamins.
“I read all of her articles, I feel like playing someone who expresses herself so well and clearly in her own voice, it’s really the writing that gives me the anchor. the most that I need. So that’s my way.”
Alexis Floyd as Neff
The Bold Type’s Alexis Floyd plays a New York City hotel concierge who Anna makes friends while staying at the 11 Howard Hotel.
Floyd said she met Neff Davis in real life while studying to play the role.
“She was very generous and openly shared her time and her story with me, and that remained true throughout the process,” Floyd said.
“I’m really fascinated by how well she knows herself, so I want to get to know her as much as possible, because she seems like she has that kind of charming confidence that’s really pretty. which I think is very unique, and almost. regal and I want to celebrate that as much as possible.”
Floyd said she also focuses a lot on rhythm, Davis’ love of music, and “the mixing of DC and New York going on.”
“You know, I spent a lot of time, just walking around listening to her talk, like her mouth and body talking loudly to herself in the streets of New York,” Floyd said.
Arian Moayed as Todd Spodek
Arian Moayed of Succession plays Anna’s defense attorney, Todd Spodek in the series.
Based on her real-life attorney, Moayed said he was attracted to the part because he saw Todd as “a nice guy.”
“He’s a dad, he’s trying to climb the ladder,” Moayed said.
“In my audition scene, which was the scene in the pilot, where he basically said, ‘I’m a servant for my mother to help pay the rent,’ I really relate to that, I’m a immigrant, I grew up in an immigrant family and an immigrant community.
“And I know those moments where your summer job is really to help pay the rent and so it’s an easy thing to start.”
Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke
The role of Kacy Duke, played by Laverne Cox of Orange Is The New Black, portrays Anna’s personal trainer who travels to Morocco with Anna and her friends.
Cox said to Tonight’s reception that the couple had a four-hour lunch where Duke shared her whole life story.
The duke actually shared her thoughts on social media about Cox going to play her in the film.
“It’s all Magical Marrakech until it’s not!” she wrote in a post.
“@lavernecox gives you a very @kacyduke moment! Consider me a proud twin! Thank you, Queen! Get ready! Invent Anna on @netflix February 11!”
Ben Rappaport as Billy McFarland
Ben Rappaport of Ozark depicts Billy McFarland, who became famous for his failed Fyre Festival and later fallout.
Episode four features Billy telling Anna about his plans for the festival, and the two have known each other in real life.
Anna lived with McFarland in 2013 at the headquarters of a credit card company he founded, Newsweek reported.
McFarland remains in prison for electronic fraud and will be released in 2023.
Katie Lowes as Rachel
Katie Lowes, celebrity Scandals, describes real life Rachel Deloache Williams in the series.
Williams was a photo editor at Vanity Fair when she was tricked into paying more than $62,000 for a trip to Morocco with Anna.
She eventually went to the police out of concern about Anna and the report led to the investigation that landed Anna in jail.
Williams published a book about the situation, and it was reviewed by HBO for production.
Saamer Usmani as Chase
Chase Sikorski, played by British actor Saamer Usmani, portrays Anna’s boyfriend on the show, a role loosely based on real people.
In her article, Pressler described Anna’s boyfriend as a “TED-Talks futurist who was featured in The New Yorker.”
The journalist said the two had been dating for two years and were like a team when Anna sold her vision of the private club she wanted to open.
Anna is really sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison, fined $24,000, and ordered to pay approximately $199,000 after her arrest in October 2017.
Anna’s father Vadim Sorokin said in interviews that he turned away his daughter after she was found guilty of petty theft and other charges in 2019.
Her father told Daily mail that he knew little about his daughter’s time in New York City and was one of many people his daughter had taken money from.
He said he doesn’t understand how Sorokin got her life up to this point because he and his wife “raised her well”.
“I don’t have any influence on her life and what she does,” he told the news agency in 2019.
“It depends on her what she did.”
Anna was released from prison in February 2021 but was re-arrested a month later for overstaying her visa.
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