Anna InventedIt doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hang out with them.  

The hit Netflix series was created by Shonda Rhimes You have never been to see each other. Anna Delvey (a.k.a. Anna Sorokin(The con artist that inspired the show’s title character, According to creator and showrunner, this was intentional.

“I purposely didn’t want to meet Anna because I knew two things from hearing everybody’s stories: Either people fell in love with her and lost all objectivity, or they hated her guts and just couldn’t cope,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I felt like I didn’t want to be stuck in a position where I had these feelings for this person that were going to color how I was going to tell the story.”

The 10-part Netflix limited series explores the story of Delvey (played by Julia Garner), who convinced New York’s elite she was a German heiress, while defrauding major financial institutions, banks, hotels, and acquaintances for a total amount upwards of $275,000 until her 2017 arrest.