The deaths of the late ‘Clueless’ actress and Simon Monjack are being explored in a new documentary
Taryn Manning has nothing but memories of her time spent with “8 Mile” co-star Brittany Murphy, who died in 2009.
The late actress, best known for her roles in “Clueless,” “Uptown Girls,” “Little Black Book,” and more, will be seen in the upcoming HBO Max documentary “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?” Profiled in.
The series explores the mystery surrounding Murphy’s death and Manning is among the stars who appear in it. Speaking to People magazine for this week’s cover issue, Manning recalled many of Murphy’s positive qualities.
“She loved to dance and have fun and was nice to everyone,” Manning, 42, told the magazine.
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He said Murphy was a “true star” with a “beautiful soul”.
“What happened, Brittany Murphy?” Promises to reveal “savage details” about the star’s final days. It also explores Murphy’s relationship with her husband, British screenwriter and producer Simon Monjack. The streaming of the series will start from October 14.
Manning and Murphy worked with each other when they both filmed “8 Mile”. Manning, who earlier this year voiced support for one of her former co-stars, Britney Spears, said Murphy was nothing but kind.
“I don’t think there was any slight bone in Brittany’s body,” he said, adding that she would be remembered as “independent, eccentric and full of laughter”.
The show, produced by Blumhouse Television, includes interviews with Monjack’s mother, Linda, and brother, James, as well as his former fiancée Elizabeth Ragsdale, who alleged that he lied to her about who he was. magazine Reported on Wednesday.
The “Clueless” star died in 2009 from a combination of pneumonia, anemia, and multiple drug intoxication from a combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. She was 32 years old. Monjack died five months later at the age of 40 for similar reasons.
Makeup artist Trista Jordan, who worked with Murphy in her last film, 2009’s “Something Wicked,” also came forward for the special. She claimed that Murphy’s appearance in her final months was shocking.
“Her eyes were so sunken, and she just looked so sad,” Jordan told the outlet. “She wasn’t herself. She was in a lot of pain. She had bambi legs and couldn’t stand.”
Cynthia Hill, the director behind the documentary, said her research on Monjack raised red flags during filming.
“He was a troubled person used to deceiving people and Brittany was one of his ultimate victims,” she claimed. “There was a pattern of behavior that became clear the more research we did.”
In 2020, Investigation Discovery (ID) revisited Starr’s case in a documentary titled “Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery”. It contained the last interview by Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy’s father, before his death in 2019 at the age of 92.
The Vice-Chancellor had earlier cast doubt on the conclusion that his famous daughter had died of natural causes. Cyril Vecht, a forensic pathologist brought in by Bertolotti to investigate Murphy’s death, also participated in that documentary.
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