Williams said said she initially saw red about an over-the-top shrill portrayal. But now she said, “My sympathies go out to you, Kat, because you’ve made a fool of yourself.”
Ms Williams, whose former husband, Carl, is in Victoria’s Barwon Prison until 2042 for three killings, also said producers should have found a better-looking baby to portray her daughter.
Dhakota, “is a glamour…the next Megan Gale”, she said. “They could have picked a nicer looking child” to portray her in the series.”
Ms Williams has lost her house, buried her sister and fought serious illness since Carl Williams was jailed. She said she now gets stopped in the street by supporters.
Stewart said she regarded her role as a huge responsibility.
“Starting any job is always daunting, but this was particularly so,” she said. “We like to think the real people, if they are still around, will understand that this is not a documentary, it is a dramatisation and we are just actors.”
Meanwhile, gangland matriarch Judy Moran has described the series as “rot.”
But she applauded the depiction of notorious killer Carl Williams as a dimwitted “fat boy” driver.
“They got that right…he seems the village idiot and that is what he is,” Ms Moran said.
Actor Caroline Gillmer, who plays Ms Moran in the series, admitted she was nervous about the underworld matriarch watching.
“I don’t know how accurate the script is to the nuances of the real person, so it does make you nervous that they will be watching,” she said.