The revival of Sienna Miller with Anatomy of a Scandal, a drama that looks too much like hers

The revival of Sienna Miller with Anatomy of a Scandal, a drama that looks too much like hers

Sienna Miller (Sophie Whitehouse) with Rupert Friend (as James Whitehouse) in a scene from Anatomy of a Scandal

anatomy of a scandal It’s one of the series of the moment on the platform netflix. In broad strokes and without too many details, to avoid excessive spoilers, the plot revolves around the privileged life of sophiethe wife of james, a powerful British politician. One night, everything changes for her and her family when a big scandal breaks out in which her partner is the protagonist. all of an infidelity which begins a drama that will grow chapter by chapter.

which gives life to sophie It is Siena Miller. And it looks like a joke of fate… The reason? The commonalities that exist between the issues that women will face in fiction, the central conflict, and the one that the actress had to face in her real life, a long time ago. As if the creators of the series, David Kelly Yes Melissa James GibsonThey would have written it with Sienna in mind.

in advance of anatomy of a scandal we show that sophie discovers that james had an affair with a colleague. This circumstance was more than familiar to Sienna when they gave her the script two years ago. When she pitched the project to the company, she told the press that the story captivated her so much that she read the script in just two days. Each finished page led him to read another. It was as if they were digging into an old scar.

Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Vaughan, this is an illuminating and suspenseful series about sexual privilege and consent (Netflix)

Sienna Miller was born on December 28, 1981 in New York, United States. When he was 18 months old, his parents moved to London, England, where he spent much of his life. When he was six years old, his parents separated and together with his older sister, savannahthey stayed to live with their mother, the former model Joe Miller. They stayed in London, but changed neighborhoods. These were dramatic moments: Jo went through breast cancer, having two little girls to take care of.

Sienna’s life continued there until, at the age of 18, she decided to return to her hometown to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute of Theater and Film. In the meantime, she has followed in her mother’s footsteps as a role model. I work and was the visible face of several world famous brands. It would be his cover letter in the middle and a way to earn money while pursuing his real dream.

Siena Miller
Siena Miller

Her film debut came a few years later, in 2001, when she was called to south kensington. He continued to participate in different projects until in 2004 the planets seemed to align. On the one hand, she was the protagonist of diaper cake, and months later he had a major role in the movie Alfie. We will stop here to add an important piece of information, which will support the rest of the text: on the set of this film, she met the actor Jude’s Law.

They say it was love at first sight and the steps they took gave credit to these versions. A few months later, at Christmas of that year, they got engaged. However, a few months later, in June 2005, everything fell apart. It was when Jude confessed to Sienna – and then, the parallel with anatomy of a scandal– who had an affair with Daisythe nanny of the three children she had with her former companion, Sadie Frost.

Sienna Miller and Jude Law
Sienna Miller and Jude Law

Months before all this, Sienna suffered an unpleasant situation with the producer Harvey Weinstein (Later sentenced to 23 years in prison for two sexual abuses). In an interview with Guardian She maintained that on one occasion she had to stop him in his attempt to stalk her, and that later Lawe, who was still her boyfriend at the time, had a lot to do with it. “That’s probably where I found protection. Jude was a great actor for Harvey,” he said.

The infidelity affair came to light while Miller was in London to star in the play As you like it, from william shakespeare. “With this level of public angst, having to get out of bed and stand in front of 800 people every night is the last thing you want to do,” the actress recalled in an interview with TheDailyBeast.

At that point, after confessing it to his wife and being leaked to the press as a real scandal, Jude came out to publicly apologize. Some of this also happens in the series. So much so that when Sienna was talking about certain situations she had to deal with sophiepoints out: “I have a kind of muscle memory on a lot of his experiences. So it was pretty open.”

One of the central points of this parallelism is the moment when sophie discovers her husband’s infidelity. “The feeling that something is about to appear, over which you have absolutely no control, is a distressing situation.” He evoked the theme that mixes reality and fiction Sarah Vaughn, who wrote the book the series is based on. Vaughan revealed that at the time, the actress’ heart could be heard beating through the microphones.

Asked about this record, which has not gone unnoticed, Sienna replied: “Right now, at 40, I have had experiences that I have internalized and can use, betrayal and frustration, to how much I accepted and did not rejectand the low self-esteem I had.

Sienna Miller (Photo: Mario Anzuoni)
Sienna Miller (Photo: Mario Anzuoni)

In 2009, Sienna and Law mended their relationship. But that was only the beginning of the end. Nothing was ever the same again. Something had broken, and although they tried, they couldn’t fix the couple. A year later, they would move away forever.

Miller had discovered the infidelity of one of Law’s sons, who, through the ingenuity of his age, had told him that he had opened the bedroom door and found his father with his nanny. From this confession, the actress continued to investigate, the boy provided more details, and the actor could only confess to the affair.

Last year, and after all the water that has flowed under the bridge, Sienna Miller was able to talk about one of the saddest periods of her life. The first thing he pointed out was that he erased this stage of his life: “There are six whole weeks of this experience that I do not remember.. I have no recollection.”

Sienna Miller and current partner Oli Green (Photo: Danny Moloshok)
Sienna Miller and current partner Oli Green (Photo: Danny Moloshok)

“I was so shocked by it all. And it had really just started. I was only 23. But if you overcome that, you feel like you can overcome anything. It was very hard. There was so much noise that it was difficult for me to think clearly and concentrate on my work, which I always took very seriously. He ate everything else. I look back and wonder how I ever got over it. But I did“, he recalled in the chat with The Daily Beast.

Sienna pieced together her love life with Tom Sturridgewho is the father of her daughter Marlowe, now years years. They got engaged in 2012, but broke up four years later. She is currently in a relationship with the actor Green olive, 25 years. The relationship is very recent: in February, the first photos of the various events they attended together appeared, no longer hiding. A new stage for this talented performer who has been through everything, but who has always managed to stay afloat. Even when fiction insists on removing real wounds.

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