Ryan Murphy is back at his best and recreates this event that shook the world in the 90’s. It premieres on FX on September 7. The release date in Spain is not yet confirmed.
In 1998 it was discovered that Bill Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old White House fellow. Despite the president denying the relationship, a semen stain on the girl’s dress confirmed it and he had to accept the truth. This event that shook the world more than 20 years ago is once again a trend thanks to American Crime Story: Impeachment, the third season of the series in which Ryan Murphy reviews the most striking real events in American history.
The scandal had unexpected consequences and was key to the outcome of the 2000 elections, so it can be said that it marked a before and after in US politics. Two decades later, the details of what happened have been blurred and reducing Monica Lewinsky to the intern who had an ‘affair’ with the president is not fair. Murphy’s series promises to deepen the scandal and reveal some aspects that are beyond the knowledge of the general public.
To begin with, as with the first two seasons – the one centered on the trial of OJ Simpson and the murderer of Gianni Versace – the team has carried out an excellent job of characterization. Sarah Paulson, Clive Owen and Beanie Feldstein are out there, but you may not know them after their transformation into Linda Tripp, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, respectively.
If you don’t want to miss out on detail, here we collect who plays each actor from American Crime Story: Impeachment and some touches of real history. Remember that the series begins to air on FX on September 7, but it will not yet arrive in Spain.
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Beanie Feldstein es Monica Lewinsky
You will surely recognize Beanie Feldstein by Super nerds. The actress puts aside her most comical roles to become Monica Lewinsky, the protagonist of the ‘biopic’. Monica went to work as an intern at the White House in the mid-1990s, during which time she had an affair with President Bill Clinton. Lewisky, who had studied psychology, gained worldwide fame for his ‘affair’ and ended up receiving financial benefit. He earned approximately $ 500,000 for his input on the book Monica’s Story and a million for her interview with Barbara Walters on ABC.
Clive Owen es Bill Clinton
Clive Owen (Closer) has been the actor chosen to give life to Bill Clinton. The former president studied at Oxford and Yale, where he graduated in law. Shortly after, he began his career in politics and in 1992 he won the elections for the presidency of the United States. He had the favor of a large part of the population, but his sexual scandals took their toll. After his second term ended, he became involved in various humanitarian work and actively supported the candidacy of his wife Hilary Clinton.
Edie Falco es Hillary Clinton
Edie Falco, the mythical Carmela from The Sopranos or the protagonist of Nurse Jackie, gives life to Hilary Clinton, the woman who had to watch the whole world talk about her husband’s extramarital affairs. Although at first she assured that the Lewinsky scandal was an attack on her husband, when the evidence made her guilt clear, she publicly declared that she continued to maintain her commitment to Bill.
Sarah Paulson es Linda Tripp
The actress emblem of Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, has been left with one of the most unfriendly characters in the series. Play Linda Tripp, a public employee who secretly recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky, in which she discussed her relationship with Bill Clinton. In other words, it was she who uncovered the president’s adventure. According to him, he did so for purely patriotic reasons.
Margo Martindale is Lucianne Goldberg
Lucianne Goldberg is a literary agent who played a key role in Bill Clinton’s impeachment, as she was the one who advised Linda Tripp to record phone calls with Monica. She is portrayed by Margo Martindale, an actress known for being Mags Bennett on Justified and Claudia on The Americans.
Annaleigh Ashford es Paula Jones
Paula Jones denounced Bill Clinton for sexual abuse. His complaint, which had been dismissed, took hold after it was proven that Clinton had had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. Jones and Clinton settled out of court, so he was never tried in this case. To this day, she maintains the guilt of the former president, while he denies it. Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) brings him to life in the Ryan Murphy series.
Cobie Smulders es Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter, played by Cobie Smulders (how I Met Your Mother), became a public figure during the Lewinsky case and was an unpaid legal advisor to Paula Jones’s attorneys, who were pursuing a parallel sexual abuse lawsuit. Coulter wrote various legal briefs for the case.
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Who is who in ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’, the series that rescues the Monica Lewinsky scandal