“Queen of Versailles” Jackie Siegel appears in the drama “Shooting Heroin” very briefly, but her fans will be happy to know Siegel is working on two films with her husband, Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel.

Documentary makers are following the couple for a film that explains the Seigels’ activism since the 2015 death of their daughter Victoria, 18, to an accidental overdose. They founded the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, which works to save young people from drug abuse and addiction.

The new documentary marks a change for David Siegel, who was unhappy with the 2012 film “The Queen of Versailles.”

“I finally got him to welcome cameras,” Jackie Siegel said of her husband. “I finally broke him down to open up his wallet and invest in doing a documentary about what we’re doing now — kind of like a follow-up to ‘Queen of Versailles.’”

On her own, she made “Princess of Versailles,” a short documentary that is free on YouTube. The bigger documentary will show more of Versailles, the 90,000-square-foot home they’re building in Windermere, and the work of Victoria’s Voice. The Siegels raised almost $1.4 million through an October gala in Las Vegas, Siegel said, and they’re planning an Orlando, Fla., gala, probably for September.

The second film will be a scripted drama. “We’re going to hire Hollywood actors. We’re negotiating the contracts now,” she said.

Siegel hopes Michael Douglas will play her husband, and she wants Catherine Zeta-Jones to portray her. The actors are a couple in real life.

“It would be nice if that worked out. I don’t know if they’ve been contacted,” Siegel added. She hopes filming will start in February or March.

“Shooting Heroin,” set to be released next year, focuses on a Pennsylvania community that fights back against the drug epidemic. Siegel saw the film for the first time last week at a screening in Sanford.

“It’s a great thing to bring awareness to our cause,” she said of saving lives in the opioid epidemic. “It’s one of the reasons I volunteered to be a small part of this movie.”

A film producer, who met Siegel through the Fireball Run adventure series, asked if she wanted to be part of the movie. The stars include Sherilyn Fenn (“Twin Peaks”), Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”) and Nicholas Turturro (“NYPD Blue”).

Fenn made eye contact with Siegel, who plays a concerned mother during a crowd scene. The two women had never met, Siegel said.

“She knew in her heart that I wasn’t just acting,” Siegel said. “Afterward, she pulled me aside and said, ‘You’ve lost a child to the drug epidemic, haven’t you?’”

At the Las Vegas gala, Siegel opened up to DailyMailTV about Versailles and her daughter. “After she overdosed we didn’t even care about the house anymore,” Siegel said. “We’re sorry we ever started.”

At the Sanford screening, she expanded on those thoughts. “We are so busy saving lives. We’ve found our true passion as part of our healing process,” she said. “Building the house — I don’t have time to be going over there. I’m too busy doing what I’m doing, doing promotional things, getting out there talking and going to the schools.”

Siegel said the mission is more important than the mansion. “The house is getting done,” she said. “It needs to get done. David has $50 million into the house already.”

He has estimated that the house will be finished in a couple of years. She shared a regret at the screening.

“I like the privacy where we live right now because we’re on a private island,” she said. “If I had to do it over again, I would have just knocked this house down where we are and built” there.

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