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Senior editor of the documentary, Liz Day, opened up about what could follow the tell-all New York Times doc on “The Vault” podcast by Access Hollywood and said that there was a lot of unused footage from the original cut but since the release on Hulu on February 5, they have also gotten new tips on Spears’ life and conservatorship.  

“We had no idea it would resonate the way it has,” Day admitted, “the principals like Justin Timberlake or people like Sarah Silverman who are owning up to things they said in the past. So we’re really, really shocked.”

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The team has “heard from some well-placed insiders since the documentary has aired. We’ve heard both very positive things and also some really interesting tips that we want to investigate further.”

“There was so much that made the cutting room floor because we just didn’t have the time to get into it. There’s so much in our notebooks that we would to do a two on.”

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A sequel would likely focus on people around the “Toxic” singer who did not participate in the documentary.

“There’s a lot of conversation about her business manager,” Lou Taylor from Tri-Star Sports and Entertainment Group, who reportedly resigned “and the role they played [in] the conservatorship and managing Britney’s money. There’s just a lot of different players that we didn’t get into for time but I think would be really interesting to explore further.”

Day said she would also like to talk to Spear’s bodyguard Robert “Big Rob” Feggans

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The documentary rekindled old controversies such as Spears’ breakup with Timberlake and an infamous interview she had with Diane Sawyer after the split. 

“I haven’t really watched the Diane Sawyer interview in the last few years, but I still feel comfortable saying I don’t feel she would do that today,” the New York Times reporter noted. “I very much think it was a sign of the times. Matt Lauer was doing it. Everyone wanted to hold Britney accountable for the example she sets for young girls. Obviously, that’s a lot of pressure to put on any one young woman.”

Timberlake has since apologized to Spears and Janet Jackson for the times his “actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.”

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At the time there was a “machine — this tabloid industrial gossip machine” which included paparazzi and tabloids paying millions for photos of Spears. 

“I also think we all played a part in it too,” Day added. “Personally, I bought those tabloids. I clicked on Perez Hilton. I think consumers fueled that appetite for those paparazzi to invade her space like that.”

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“I think what I’m most interested in is seeing how [it] can impact our behavior today,” Day said. “So sparking conversations around what celebrities are we treating this way [now] that we’ll look back on 10 years from now and think: We shouldn’t be making these jokes.” 

Day doesn’t know if Spears has watched the documentary but knows she is aware of it and what it’s about. 

Insiders told Page Six that Spears did watch the documentary. “She feels, for the first time in many years, that people are on her side and things will get better for her,” an insider claimed. 

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