'Perfect Match' star Francesca Farago says she felt 'dehumanized' because the editing made her look like the villain: 'I had a lot more trust in production than I should have'
"Perfect Match" star Francesca Farago reflected on her experience on the Netflix show.
Farago told Insider she felt "dehumanized" because viewers saw a "very small" part of her personality.
She added that some producers apologized to her after the show aired.
Francesca Farago knows that "Perfect Match" fans have strong opinions about her.
Not long after the reality dating series premiered on Netflix in February, fans online suggested that Farago was this season's undisputed villain and didn't hesitate to share their thoughts.
"Perfect Match" saw reality TV shows stars from a host of Netflix series – including "Too Hot To Handle" and "Love is Blind" – competing against each other in a villa for love. All 12 episodes are currently streaming on Netflix.
Farago played a major role in the show's fast-paced drama, from bullying accusations involving castmate Savannah Palacio to the fallout with Dom Gabriel and Georgia Hassarati.
It was a role she initially embraced.
In February before the series premiered Farago told Insider that she was "happy" to take on the title, but that was before she saw the final product.
"I had a lot more trust in production than I should have," Farago told Insider in March. "I'm definitely not happy with how I was edited at all."
Farago said she enjoyed filming the series and created friendships with some producers on set but felt "dehumanized" by how she was portrayed on screen. She acknowledged that there "were a lot of dramatic moments" on the show, adding that "every single person is an over dramatic version of themselves when the cameras are on."
"I wanted to make sure I gave them a lot of content because, at the end of the day, I wanted to make an amazing show," Farago said.
She said Kinetic Content, the production company Netflix hired to film and edit "Perfect Match," is known for making TV villains. In the past, they've worked on series like "Married at First Sight," "The Ultimatum," and the "Little Women" franchise.
"I was upset that they dehumanized me as much as they did," Farago said. "There were so many amazing scenes that weren't shown. They focused on a very small part of my personality."
Representatives for Netflix and Kinetic Content did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
And according to Farago, a few producers she bonded with during filming apologized after the series aired.
"All of them had reached out after the show came out and apologized because they had no part in editing. They were apologizing and were baffled with the edit," Farago said. "They were like, 'That's not how it happened. I'm so sorry you're going through this.'"
Farago added that the series didn't show her having emotional moments or connection with her fellow contestants. Instead, she believes the edits made her look one-dimensional.
"People were jumping on the 'we hate Francesca' bandwagon because they didn't make me look like a person," Farago said. "They kind of made me look like this mean girl running around causing drama and it didn't affect her – like she was only there for herself."
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