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

Gone, however by no means forgotten.

“8 Mile” star Taryn Manning remembered her late good friend and co-star Brittany Murphy forward of the discharge of the HBO Max documentary “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?”

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

Manning additionally makes an look within the new documentary, out on Oct. 14. The “Orange Is the New Black” star reminisced about getting a letter that Murphy wrote for her on the set of their 2002 movie.

“She loved to dance and have fun and was nice to everyone,” Manning defined to the outlet. “She was a real star, a glowing, twinkling, stunning spirit.

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

Murphy’s passing sent shock waves through Hollywood on the time. “Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones,” Jessica Simpson mentioned shortly after the actress’ demise.

Her “Clueless” co-star Alicia Silverstone added: “I’m so saddened to hear this news. I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm and so sweet. I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together. I feel love in my heart for her and hope she is at peace.”

Taryn manning with brittany murphy
Manning and Murphy starred collectively within the 2002 drama “8 Mile.”
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The doc will concentrate on Murphy’s life and the “mysterious circumstances surrounding [her] tragic death,” in response to the streaming service. The docuseries “will go beyond the conspiracy theories and headlines, featuring new interviews by those closest to Brittany and new archival footage.”

The HBO Max particular will even look at the small print of the “Girl, Interrupted” actress’ unhappy and premature demise, in addition to her turbulent relationship together with her husband, British filmmaker Simon Monjack, who died simply 5 months after his spouse’s demise.

Director Cynthia Hill defined within the assertion that the intent of the two-part collection is to make clear Murphy’s expertise and optimistic persona slightly than simply her demise.

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