On the occasion of the broadcast of the series Impeachment: American Crime Story on September 7 of which she is one of the producers, Monica Lewinsky gave an interview to the New York Times in which she also returned to her political choices. As a reminder, Monica Lewinsky has become famous because of her affair with Bill Clinton, a story which is also at the heart of the new season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series. In 1995, when she was just a 22-year-old intern at the White House, Monica Lewinsky began an affair with Bill Clinton, President of the United States, husband of Hillary Clinton and father of Chelsea. The revelation of this secret changed the life of Monica Lewinsky who, years later, relives this period of her life through the series Impeachment: American Crime Story.
According to her interview with the New York Times, the producer – now also the author and creator of the #Defythename campaign against harassment – has clearly moved on from the Clinton family. “It doesn’t have the same impact on me anymore, you see? They don’t hover over my life anymore like they could for 20 years.” This is one of the reasons why, in 2016, Monica Lewinsky voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential elections, during which she was opposed to Donald Trump. A proof of hindsight and maturity which once again underlines the road traveled by the one who has been mocked by all the United States, and the rest of the world, for years.
Monica Lewinsky did not want to interfere with the privacy of the Clintons
Also for the release of the new season of American Crime Story, Monica Lewinsky also spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to look back on the production process of a series based on much of her life. And if the productruce was open to giving details to whoever plays her on screen – Beanie Feldstein – when the scenes concerned her, she was much more on the reserve when it came to scenes between Hillary and Bill. Clinton. “The one area where I didn’t feel comfortable, for obvious reasons, was the more personal scenes with the Clintons. I think it was better to leave that to the other people in the house. series”. See you on September 7 on the American channel FX to see the result.
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