The actresses responded to Vili Fualaau‘s criticism over the Netflix film, which he known as a “ripoff” of his real-life relationship with late convicted intercourse offender Mary Kay Letourneau. Whereas attending the 2024 Golden Globes, the place the movie was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, each Portman and Moore mentioned they’re sorry Fualaau feels that approach about their movie.
“It isn’t primarily based on them,” Portman instructed Entertainment Tonight. “Clearly, their story influenced the tradition that all of us grew up in and influenced the thought. But it surely’s fictional characters which can be actually dropped at life by Julianne Moore and Charles Melton so superbly. It is its personal story, it is not meant to be a biopic.”
In the meantime, Moore insisted that director Todd Haynes “was all the time very clear after we have been engaged on this film that this was an authentic story, this was a narrative about these characters.”
“This was our doc,” continued the Oscar winner, who additionally labored with Haynes on 2002’s Far From Heaven and 2017’s Wonderstruck. “We created these characters from the web page and collectively.”