Anna Delvey Says She Probably Won't Be Watching Inventing Anna
The latest entry into Shondaland will be dropping fans into a world of scams, luxury, and a very strange accent courtesy of Anna Delvey (real last name Sorokin), whose story will be chronicled in Netflix's Inventing Anna. While critics are already scratching their heads over Julia Garner's accent, Sorokin wrote an essay published on Insider saying that she's not looking forward to the series and would rather turn focus to the conditions she's living in now that she's in jail.
The show is based on Jessica Pressler's New York magazine article, which describes a world of exclusive art clubs that may or may not ever get built, Sorokin squatting on her friends' yachts, and her emotionally manipulating her pals in order to make sure that she remains in the lap of luxury while she figures out her next move. It's got Shonda Rhimes's signature gloss and a bevy of very attractive actors, but even that's not enough to spark Sorokin's interest.
"While the world is pondering Julia Garner's take on my accent in Inventing Anna, a Netflix show about me, the real me sits in a cell in Orange County's jail in upstate New York, in quarantine isolation," Sorokin wrote, adding that all the issues with her visa were "unintentional and largely out of my control." She's currently in ICE detention for overstaying her visa.
"No — it doesn't look like I'll be watching Inventing Anna anytime soon," she continued. "Even if I were to pull some strings and make it happen, nothing about seeing a fictionalized version of myself in this criminal-insane-asylum setting sounds appealing to me."
She added that she hoped that things would have settled down by now, but she's still waiting for the world to move past everything that happened while she was in her 20s. With the new show, it might be tough to shrug it off — something she's very aware of.
"For a long while, I was hoping that by the time Inventing Anna came out, I would've moved on with my life," she added. "I imagined for the show to be a conclusion of sorts summing up and closing of a long chapter that had come to an end."
"Will I forever be judged by my early-to-mid 20s?" she finished. "Will I forever be stuck in a past not entirely of my creation without getting a chance to move on?"
Inventing Anna premieres on Netflix on February 11.