The Bling Ring cast is filled with incredible new talent. Emma Watson stars as Alexis Neiers, who was a member of the gang that broke into Hollywood homes and stole millions of dollars worth of clothes and other items between 2008 and 2009. The Netflix docuseries isn’t the first time the story has been told. A short-lived reality show on E! called Pretty Wild aired in 2010 and a Vanity Fair article called The Suspects Wore Louboutins was published that same year.
The real-life gang that inspired the film included Rachel Lee, Nick Prugo, Courtney Ames, Diana Tamayo, and Johnny Ajar. The film stars Claire Julien as Chloe, who was based on Ames, who was known for her husky party girl voice and mad rap skills. She also had a strange love for leopard and zebra print, according to Nancy Jo Sales’ book The Bling Ring: Inside the Hollywood Burglar Bunch.
She’s been out of the spotlight since her arrest and served a few months in county jail, but she still hasn’t gotten over the fact that she was part of a celebrity burglary ring. The Bling Ring star says she hopes the Netflix docuseries will help other kids learn from her mistakes. In a recent video on her YouTube channel, she admits that she used to use Adderall daily and says that she’s since stopped using the drug. She’s now focused on health and wellness, working as a personal trainer.