Creator and Showrunner Shonda Rhimes shares her approach and process adapting a true story into a limited series in real time. The powerhouse executive producer dives into how she constructed Anna Sorokin’s (AKA Anna Delvey’s) character, what inspired her decision to anchor the show from a journalist’s perspective, and why scenes with Vivian’s band of misfits in Scriberia were some of her favorites.
Later in the episode, Shonda chats with her closest confidante in creating the series, Jessica Pressler. Jessica wrote the 2018 New York Magazine story that inspired Inventing Anna. She tells Shonda why Anna’s story felt unique and what it was like to meet the fake German heiress for the first time.
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