- Anna Sorokin says imitating actress Julia Garner’s accent sounds like she did 10 years ago.
- “I don’t think I sound like that,” Sorokin said of Garner’s interpretation of her voice.
- In February, Sorokin told The New York Times that Garner picked up her accent “somehow.”
Anna Sorokin, a convicted con artist and the subject of the hit Netflix series “Inventing Anna,” has a new take on actress Julia Garner’s portrayal of herself.
Sorokin — who has participated in several interviews since being released from an ICE jail under a social media ban — went on “CNN Tonight” on Wednesday. During the interview, she was asked by host Jake Tapper about Garner’s interpretation of her accent.
“I don’t think I sound like that. But I think it took me from an earlier era. Because I used to, like 10 years ago, travel so much when I was in my twenties,” Sorokin said.
He added that he thinks “her accent isn’t as strong as it used to be.”
During the interview, Sorokin also told Tapper that she had only watched half an hour of “Inventing Anna” and didn’t have time to binge on Netflix.
Sorokin appeared to have a change of heart about Garner’s portrayal of her — she told The New York Times in February that Garner got her unique accent “somehow.”
In a behind-the-scenes clip for Netflix released in February, Garner explained how she broke down Sorokin’s accent and the layers of the accent — layering a German accent with some “elements of a Russian accent.”
“A big thing for me was the accent. If I didn’t have the accent down, then I wouldn’t have much of the character down,” Garner said in the clip.
Sorokin is best known for pretending to be a millionaire German heiress named Anna Delvey to defraud banks and financial institutions. After entering New York’s elite social circles, Sorokin’s scheme was exposed and she was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison in May 2019.
He was released from a New York prison in February 2021 after serving three-and-a-half years of a four-year sentence, but was detained by ICE six weeks later.
On October 7, Sorokin was released from an ICE jail on $10,000 bond after serving 18 months in custody. That came after a judge ruled she should be detained pending the outcome of her deportation case, agreeing with ICE’s argument that the German national is a “danger to society.”
Sorokin and Garner’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.