Taryn Manning calls ‘8 Mile’ co-star Brittany Murphy a ‘beautiful soul’

gone but never forgotten.

‘8 Mile’ star Taryn Manning remembers her late friend and co-star Brittany Murphy ahead of the release of the HBO Max documentary ‘What Happened, Brittany Murphy’.

“She was free-spirited, eccentric and full of laughter,” Manning, 42, told People of Murphy, who died in December 2009 at the age of 32.

Manning also appears in the new documentary on October 14. The “Orange Is the New Black” star reminisced about receiving a letter that Murphy wrote to her on the set of her 2002 film.

“She loved to dance and have fun and was nice to everyone,” Manning explained to the outlet. “She was a true star, a sparkling, twinkling, beautiful soul.

“I don’t think Britney had a mean bone in her body,” she continued.

Murphy’s death shook Hollywood at the time. “Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of light to so many people. Her smile was infectious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones,” Jessica Simpson said shortly after the actress’ death.

His “Clueless” co-star Alicia Silverstone said: “I’m so sad to hear this news. I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm and so sweet. I always felt a connection to her as we shared our hearts. Shared a very special experience in life together.I feel the love in my heart for him and hope he is at peace.

Taryn Manning with Brittany Murphy
Manning and Murphy starred together in the 2002 drama “8 Mile.”
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The Doctor will focus on Murphy’s life and the “mysterious circumstances surrounding” [her] Tragic death,” according to the streaming service. The documentary will “go beyond conspiracy theories and headlines, including new interviews and new archival footage by people closest to Britney.”

The HBO Max special “Girl, Interrupted” will examine the details of the actress’ tragic and untimely death, as well as her tumultuous relationship with her husband, British filmmaker Simon Monjack, who died just five months after his wife died. Was.

Director Cynthia Hill said in a statement that the two-part series aims to shed light on Murphy’s genius and optimistic personality, not just his death.

“I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Britney’s promising life and career has been affected by the circumstances of her death,” Hill said. “I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon’s deaths.”

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