Emily Maitlis breaks silence on Netflix’s Scoop and makes one big admission

Former BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has broken her silence on Netflix’s new film Scoop as she admits she’s not seen the fictionalised retelling of her blockbuster interview with Prince Andrew.

Netflix released the film on Friday to mixed reviews. Its star-studded cast features Gillian Anderson, 55, portraying journalist Emily, 53, while Rufus Sewell, 56, takes on the role of Prince Andrew, 64.

Billie Piper, 41, plays producer Sam McAlister, credited with securing the interview and author of the book Scoops, which the film is reportedly based on.

Emily, who is currently working on an Amazon three-part series about the same interview, recently discussed the Netflix film with Deadline. She revealed that she had no involvement in the project and believes there’s “room for both” productions.

She said: “I’ve left [those behind Scoop] very much to do their own thing because I think the last thing they want is me peeking around the edges offering my [views]. It says it’s based on a fictional account, so I think it goes into different places and it does different things [to the Amazon series].”

Netflix prefaces Scoop with a disclaimer: “This film is based on real events – however certain elements have been fictionalised for dramatic purposes.”

Although she hadn’t seen ‘Scoop’ before its release, Emily hinted she’s keen to give it a watch “at some stage”, and praised her former colleague Sam for elevating the story to “new heights”.

Emily is also involved with Amazon’s ‘A Very Royal Scandal’, reportedly serving as an executive producer. Ruth Wilson, 42, will step into Emily’s shoes for the series, while Michael Sheen, 55, is set to portray Prince Andrew.

In anticipation of the series, Emily Maitlis revealed that Ruth’s performance has been “extraordinary”. She described the experience of watching someone else play her as “very strange” yet “brilliant”, although the premiere date remains under wraps.

Addressing the buzz around both the Netflix and Amazon productions, Emily downplayed any notion of rivalry, stating: “I think that probably is overplayed, overstated.”

She views the Amazon project as a “very different beast,” and believes there’s “room for both”. She also said the excitement surrounding her series was “unreal”.

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