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Anna Sorokin watched parts of “Inventing Anna”. She has thoughts.

ByRandall B. Phelps

Mar 10, 2022

Anna Sorokin has seen parts of the Netflix series inspired by her antics and said she thinks the fictional version of her is more “cheeky” than the real her.

“I think I’m more aware of how I present myself, not all the time, but I don’t think I’m that brazen and shameless,” Sorokin told New York Times reporter Emily Palmer after the two screened parts of “Inventing Anna” together via video chat.

“I don’t think I order people that much,” Sorokin said with a laugh.

Palmer reported that Sorokin laughed in most scenes on the show.

Sorokin served about four years in prison after being convicted of scamming and attempting to scam hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks and hotels.

Prosecutors say Sorokin convinced friends and businesses to give her money to fund her lavish lifestyle by falsely claiming she was a German heiress named Anna Delvey and had a fortune of over of 60 million dollars abroad.

Sorokin was paroled last year, but after six weeks of relative freedom was taken into federal custody for overstaying her visa.

She was paid $320,000 by Netflix for her story, which was popularized by The Cut article “Maybe she had so much money she lost track of it”.

Shonda Rhimes’ “Inventing Anna” premiered last month, renewing interest in the case. Sorokin consulted on the series.

“Like, I personally evolved a very long time ago, and I’m absolutely not in the same place, but I’m also affected by how the world sees me and what people think of me,” said Sorokin to Palmer. in his ambiguous accent.

“When I imagined the show coming out, I thought I would be out, but I’m still in jail so I can’t really say I’ve moved on,” she said. “I did and I didn’t. For example, I’ve evolved in some aspects, but in others I’m still in the same place.”