Decades ago, Monica Lewinsky, a public figure and activist, had quite a scandalous affair with former US president Bill Clinton, and it changed the course of both their lives.
Monica Lewinsky is an American activist, fashion designer, and TV personality. But before she wore all these hats, Lewinsky was first a white house intern. More than two decades ago, the much younger Lewinsky served in the White house.
Her service as an intern will later be the catalyst to how her life changed and how her life was marred in the years that followed. Now Lewinsky is telling her story in the “American Crime Story” series. Here’s all to know.
Lewinsky on Filming “American Crime Story”
It is not quite common to see a person throw themselves into a film project that concerns a dark moment in their life, especially if they are complicit.
However, Monica Lewinsky has proved that she can handle the pressure of her youthful days being analyzed in ‘American Crime Story” She confirmed this in a recent interview with “Today’s” Savannah Guthrie.
The film, which Lewinsky works as a producer on, channels the details of her affair with Bill. This includes and how she did not get closure. Lewinsky mentioned in the interview:
“There was a long period before my life changed in the last six or seven years, where I felt a lot in terms of there not being this resolution. “I’m very grateful that I don’t have that feeling anymore. I don’t need it.”
Having busied herself with the FX miniseries, Lewinsky is making sure to share the explicit details. She particularly insisted that these scenes be included to maintain authenticity.
The Lewinsky-Clinton Story
In 1995, Lewinsky, a young student eager about politics, was among a selected few to intern at the White House. However, she and Bill got into an affair that pretty much erupted into a national issue.
The young politics enthusiast confided in a friend and fellow intern, Linda Tripp, who ended up smoking her out. The scandal escalated, leading to Bill and Lewinsky’s downfall.
The miniseries is currently airing, and a few episodes are out. Hollywood star Beanie Feldstein plays Lewinsky, while Emmy-winning actress Sarah Paulson depicts Linda Tripp.
Other stars include Annaleigh Ashford, who plays Paula Jones. Jones, a former Arkansas state employee. Jones had accused Clinton of sexual harassment a year before Lewinsky worked at the white house. Eddie Falco returned to TV to play Bill’s wife, Hilary Clinton.
Lewinsky’s Life After the Scandal
Lewinsky, who is now in her late forties, maintained a low profile following the disgrace. She has never been married but dated a couple of times. Once speaking about her romantic life, Lewinsky shared:
“With every man, I date (yes, I date!), I go through some degree of 1998 whiplash. I need to be extremely circumspect about what it means to be ‘public’ with someone. I’ve become adept at figuring out when men are interested in me for the wrong reason.
Lewinsky also does not have children, but she has voiced her desire to get married and start a family. Her own family had been right by her side when she faced the scandal’s ordeals.