Taking inspiration from real life? While reflecting on her role in Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal, Sienna Miller seemingly addressed her ex-fiancé Jude Law‘s cheating scandal playing out in the public eye.
“It was familiar terrain because I’ve experienced some of the things that she experienced. And the feelings were familiar,” Miller, 40, detailed to Elle UK on Monday, April 4, about her character Sophie’s husband being accused of infidelity in a highly publicized way. “[Sophie’s] way of dealing with what’s thrown at her is the absolute antithesis of what my way is. And so, in a kind of twisted, tourism sense, I just wanted to see how it would feel to react differently.”
The model noted that she appreciated the ability to use her past to connect with the role. “I know that sounds weird because you’d think it would be deeply unpleasant to sit in that space. There is something cathartic, I suppose, about spending time in an ugly space that’s familiar,” she added. “And maybe reclaiming it? I don’t know what the psychology of it is. But there is something where maybe you can substitute a memory with something else.”
Miller’s personal life made headlines after she met Law, 49, while working on the 2004 film Alfie. They got engaged later that year. In July 2005, the U.K. native, 49, issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with his children’s nanny.