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By Kathleen Perricone

Amanda Fuller stars as the late Brittany Murphy in Lifetime’s The Brittany Murphy Story, which airs this Saturday.

The actress tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest that it was an honor to play Brittany, who passed in December 2009 from pneumonia at the age of 32.

“I grew up watching her and loving her and wanting to be her,” says Amanda. “What I have heard from people that knew her personally was she was impossible not to love and I definitely felt that from afar.”

The Brittany Murphy Story airs on Lifetime on Saturday at 8/7c.