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Julia Garner Reveals What It Was Like Meeting Anna Delvey for Her 'Inventing Anna' Role

Julia Garner Reveals What It Was Like Meeting Anna Delvey for Her 'Inventing Anna' Role

Julia Garner is opening up about what it was like playing Anna Delvey in Inventing Anna.

The actress recalled meeting with Anna, who tricked New York’s upper echelon into thinking she was a socialite before being convicted of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny in April 2019, in an interview with Town & Country.

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Julia said that while she acknowledges what Anna had done was “really bad,” she found her to be “really sweet.”

“She was extremely charming. She’s very gentle. But then her voice gets less soft-spoken when she wants something,” the actress told the outlet.

“I wanted to see if she had any remorse about what happened, or time to reflect,” she went on to say of their visit, adding that Anna insisted on hearing the accent Julia planned on doing for the show. “She’s like, ‘Please, let me hear it.’”

The actress revealed that it was very challenging to balance her role as Anna with her other role as Ruth on Ozark.

“I really made sure that the script supervisor had an eye on my accent during that period of time. Playing those two parts at the same time was probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my life. Those are not easy women,” she explained. “They don’t think and then act, they act and then think. Ruth would see through Anna right away.”

“My tongue on Ozark is completely different from my tongue for Delvey,” she shared. “Anna‘s tongue is kind of flat. It almost feels heavy and fat. I completely had to change how I moved my tongue in three weeks.”

During their meeting, Anna told Julia that she didn’t “really have that much time to think” about her crimes, adding that she was keeping busy with “stupid culinary arts.”

“I kind of love that about her, in a sick way,” Julia admitted. “She’s in a full jumpsuit saying, ‘I’m obviously not going to make myself food when I get out of jail.’”

Inventing Anna
is set to premiere on Netflix on February 11, 2022 and you can watch the trailer for the series here.

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