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'Impeachment: America Crime Story' subject Monica Lewinsky talks being a producer: 'I shouldn't get a pass’
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Monica Lewinsky discussed the difficulty of her dual role as a producer and subject of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming miniseries "Impeachment: American Crime Story" during a recent interview.
The series will dramatize the affair between her and former President Bill Clinton that led to his impeachment in 1998. Lewinsky has been vocal in the past decade about how the situation affected her life after she was dragged through the court of public opinion, prompting the minds behind the series to consult her on the script and even give her credit as a producer.
Speaking on the "Today" show Tuesday, Lewinsky explained how wearing two hats on the project was a challenge for her. While she doesn’t like revisiting that time in her life in such an intimate, in-depth way, she explained that she knew the show was moving forward with or without her.
"You know I’ve been incredibly lucky the last six or seven years to really be able to reclaim my narrative," she explained. "So, the opportunity to have a seat at the table surrounding that was appealing to me. And, of course, Ryan Murphy."