To place it merely, Birkhead desires to maintain the perfect a part of Anna Nicole’s legacy intact for his or her daughter and shield Dannielynn as a lot as is humanly doable, not simply from a destiny resembling her mother’s, however from the pitfalls of the flawed type of media publicity.
Smith’s popular culture legacy, in the meantime, has clearly been greater than that of a placing model-actress-reality-star who died too younger. Her story had so many stranger-than-fiction twists, it proved ripe for the retelling, be it through TV films like 2007’s The Anna Nicole Smith Story starring Willa Ford or 2013’s Anna Nicole on Lifetime; the 2011 opera Anna Nicole; or the 2012 documentary Hooked on Fame, that includes disturbing footage compiled through the making of Unlawful Aliens.
However for the higher a part of a decade there was an viewers that had no thought what to do with Smith when she was alive, that solely sat again and watched her decline, not figuring out what it was precisely that they had been watching, and doubtless figuring that nothing actually dangerous would occur ultimately. But Anna Nicole Smith’s story did not have a contented ending. As a substitute it stays a cautionary reminder that there is at all times an actual individual on the opposite aspect of that lens.
“The factor about Anna was…it was virtually like a break up persona,” Birkhead mentioned. “As a result of when the digicam was going, she was an entire completely different factor…that was extra, to me, an act than it was the actual individual, who she was.”
(Initially printed on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at 5 a.m. PT.)