Each episode of Netflix’s Shondaland true-crime sequence Inventing Anna begins with the identical ineffective disclaimer: “This complete story is totally true. Apart from the components which might be completely made up.” However simply how a lot of the sequence was fictional? In an interview this week with Alex Cooper’s Name Her Daddy podcast, recorded from an ICE facility in upstate New York, Anna Delvey herself set the report straight—kind of.
Cooper requested the pretend German heiress, whose actual identify is Anna Sorokin, a few scene from episode eight of the present, when Anna has been caught in her crimes and flees to Los Angeles. Whereas staying on the famed Chateau Marmont, Anna, performed by Julia Garner, phases a suicide try by washing down handfuls of capsules with alcohol, however calls room service to search out her earlier than she overdoses. Consequently, she undergoes a 24-hour psych analysis at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart and checks right into a bougie rehab program.
As Cooper recounted the main points of the episode, Delvey laughed in amusement. She stated earlier that she had solely seen “bits and items” of Inventing Anna, and it appeared as if she was listening to about this explicit plot line for the primary time. When Cooper requested if the suicide try really occurred, she replied with a definitive, “No. Completely not. No.” After a pause, she requested the host, “What sort of medication was I imagined to do?” Cooper pressed yet one more time, asking, “So that you by no means tried suicide?” and once more, Delvey stored her reply to a quick “No.”
Cooper and Delvey didn’t focus on the Netflix sequence a lot additional, however they did discuss concerning the notorious, over-the-top accent Garner deployed to play the position. “After I heard Julia speaking like me the primary time, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, do I sound this unbearable?’” Delvey stated with fun. “It’s simply so bizarre, like, listening to your self. It’s the identical once you simply hear your voice being recorded, it’s completely totally different from the way in which you hear your self once you communicate.” (She does, nevertheless, need individuals to know that her accent is 100% actual.)
The jury’s nonetheless out on whether or not Delvey’s time in jail modified her; she’s as dedicated to the VIP way of life as ever, enlisting fellow inmates as “assistants” to hand-wash her laundry. However she did kinda, sorta come clean with a few of her lies in her interview with Cooper. “Did you lie about your loved ones’s background, or wealth, or how a lot cash you had?” Cooper requested at one level. “I assume I did,” Delvey answered. “I imply, I can not inform a precise occasion, however I’m certain.” Then, backtracking barely, she added, “However all of that, I by no means, like, instructed any mindless lies. Except they have been, like, a financial institution.” Certain, nicely, so long as you have been solely telling mindless lies to banks.
As as to if she considers herself a con artist or ever instructed anybody that she is a German heiress set to inherit a grand fortune, she denied each factors. In line with Delvey, she doesn’t think about herself a con artist as a result of she didn’t imply any hurt by her actions. “I by no means, like, supposed to completely hurt anyone, you recognize?” she instructed Cooper. “I actually can not provide you with a single instance the place I’m like, ‘Yeah, let me fuck this individual over they usually’ll by no means see their cash ever once more.’”
Delvey ended the interview on a semi-lighthearted word. Amid her deportation battle, the 31-year-old joked on Twitter, “prepared to marry @kanyewest for US inexperienced card.” Referencing the tweet, Cooper requested if Delvey would really think about relationship the controversial rapper, particularly now that he has dated Delvey’s pal from the New York Metropolis celebration scene, Julia Fox.
“That’s a tough query. That was a joke, that Tweet,” Delvey replied. “I don’t know. He doesn’t appear to be getting the most effective evaluations, so I don’t know.”