After first looking at the story, Lopez said Lifetime decided to focus on the emotional journey of the Sandra Boss character.
"The question became not how did he dupe certain people in the community, but how was he able to con this woman that he was married to for 12 years and who was a very bright and successful woman," Lopez said.
McCormack added that despite it all the story really is a love story between Rockefeller and Boss.
"Some people look at this film and think he had her pegged as his meal ticket from the beginning," McCormack said. "And maybe he did, but he also loved her and she him."
Some have wondered why Lifetime chose to cast Eric McCormack who is better known for comedic roles, not to mention that he is much better looking than the Rockefeller imposter, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter.
Lopez has a simple answer: "Women like looking at great men, villain or otherwise."