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Beanie Feldstein transforms into Monica Lewinsky who heads to Oval Office in Impeachment teaser


Beanie Feldstein transformed into Monica Lewinsky in a brooding new teaser for Impeachment: American Crime Story.

The upcoming anthology series depicts the scandals that rocked the final years of the Bill Clinton presidency – including his affair with Monica, who was his intern.

Monica’s face is obscured throughout the teaser as heads over to meet the president in the Oval Office, where multiple sexual encounters of theirs took place.

Incoming: Beanie Feldstein transformed into Monica Lewinsky in a brooding new teaser for Impeachment: American Crime Story

An evocative clip at the beginning of the sneak peek shows her packaging a garish gold and blue tie in a gift box and then placing a card on it for ‘Bill.’

When Monica first testified before Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s grand jury Bill was seen wearing a tie that looked strikingly like the one in the teaser.

In real life Monica insisted that she had given him that tie as a present, but when Bill was asked about it he let slip only that it was possible she had done so.

As the teaser wears on Monica is seen hiding the gift box in a manila envelope and tucking it in one of her arms as she heads off into the White House hallways.

'I': The upcoming anthology series depicts the scandals that rocked the final years of the Bill Clinton presidency - including his affair with Monica, who was his intern

‘I’: The upcoming anthology series depicts the scandals that rocked the final years of the Bill Clinton presidency – including his affair with Monica, who was his intern

On her way: Monica's face is obscured throughout the teaser as heads over to meet the president in the Oval Office, where multiple sexual encounters of theirs took place

On her way: Monica’s face is obscured throughout the teaser as heads over to meet the president in the Oval Office, where multiple sexual encounters of theirs took place

Present: An evocative clip at the beginning of the sneak peek shows her packaging a garish gold and blue tie in a gift box and then placing a card on it for 'Bill'

Present: An evocative clip at the beginning of the sneak peek shows her packaging a garish gold and blue tie in a gift box and then placing a card on it for ‘Bill’

History: When Monica first testified before Independent Counsel Ken Starr's grand jury Bill was seen wearing a tie that looked strikingly like the one in the teaser

History: When Monica first testified before Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s grand jury Bill was seen wearing a tie that looked strikingly like the one in the teaser

Setting off: As the teaser wears on Monica is seen hiding the gift box in a manila envelope and tucking it in one of her arms as she heads off into the White House hallways

Setting off: As the teaser wears on Monica is seen hiding the gift box in a manila envelope and tucking it in one of her arms as she heads off into the White House hallways

Ominous music plays as the intertitles set the scene to ‘Washington, D.C. 1995,’ and say: ‘The President Of The United States had a secret affair with a 22-year-old intern.’

Monica heads determinedly through the hallways, past pictures of previous presidents, until she arrives at the Oval Office reception desk.

The woman at the desk buzzes inside the Oval and announces: ‘Mr. President, Ms. Lewinsky’s here to see you.’

Although she is briefly seen heading into the Oval Office to see her boss, Monica’s face remains hidden from the camera.

Ominous music: Intertitles set the scene to 'Washington, D.C. 1995,' and say: 'The President Of The United States had a secret affair with a 22-year-old intern'

Ominous music: Intertitles set the scene to ‘Washington, D.C. 1995,’ and say: ‘The President Of The United States had a secret affair with a 22-year-old intern’

Forebears: Monica heads determinedly through the hallways, past pictures of previous presidents, until she arrives at the Oval Office reception desk

Forebears: Monica heads determinedly through the hallways, past pictures of previous presidents, until she arrives at the Oval Office reception desk

Opening doors: The woman at the desk buzzes inside the Oval and announces: 'Mr. President, Ms. Lewinsky's here to see you'

Opening doors: The woman at the desk buzzes inside the Oval and announces: ‘Mr. President, Ms. Lewinsky’s here to see you’

Mystery: Although she is briefly seen heading into the Oval Office to see her boss, Monica's face remains hidden from the camera

Mystery: Although she is briefly seen heading into the Oval Office to see her boss, Monica’s face remains hidden from the camera

Cryptic: Bill, who is being portrayed by Clive Owen, can be glimpsed sitting at the Resolute desk but facing away from the screen

Cryptic: Bill, who is being portrayed by Clive Owen, can be glimpsed sitting at the Resolute desk but facing away from the screen

Bill, who is being portrayed by Clive Owen, can be glimpsed sitting at the Resolute desk but facing away from the screen.

Although his chair begins to turn so that he can face Monica the teaser cuts to black before his features can become clear.

Ryan Murphy and his frequent collaborator Brad Falchuk are executive producers on American Crime Story which has had two seasons so far.

Edie Falco, who rose to international fame as the wife of a serially unfaithful mobster on The Sopranos, is playing Hillary Clinton.

Dashing: Clive is pictured at a 2017 photo-call in Rome

Throwback: The former president Clive is playing is pictured at the White House in 1004

Side by side: Clive is pictured at a 2017 photo-call in Rome (left) and the former president is pictured at the White House in 1994 (right)

Who's who: Edie Falco (pictured), who rose to international fame as the wife of a serially unfaithful mobster on The Sopranos, is playing Hillary Clinton

The way she was: Hillary is pictured in 1994 attending the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway

Who’s who: Edie Falco (left), who rose to international fame as the wife of a serially unfaithful mobster on The Sopranos, is playing Hillary Clinton (right)

Meanwhile Sarah Paulson is starring as Monica’s former friend Linda Tripp who was previously played by John Goodman on Saturday Night Live. 

It was Linda’s secretly taped phone conversations with Monica, in which the intern discussed her liaisons with the president, that set off the Lewinsky scandal. 

Monica testified that she performed fellatio on him multiple times, and it also emerged that at one point a cigar was used as a sex toy. 

One of the principal pieces of evidence of the affair that Monica had in her possession was her blue Gap dress stained with the president’s semen. 

Resemblance: Beanie is pictured at a special screening last month of Impeachment: American Crime Story

Top brass: The real Monica who is pictured in 2019 is one of the producers on the anthology show

Resemblance: Beanie (left) is pictured at a special screening last month of Impeachment: American Crime Story which has the real Monica (right) for a producer

Monica’s relationship with Bill was brought into the spotlight as a consequence of Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit against him.

Paula alleged that while Bill was Governor Of Arkansas and she was a state employee he called her to his hotel room, dropped his trousers and instructed her to ‘kiss it.’

The story of Monica’s affair was dredged up in the discovery phase of Paula’s lawsuit in order to establish his history of sexual misconduct. 

Bill’s denial under oath that he had ‘sexual relations’ with Monica instigated the impeachment that gives the anthology show its title.

Uncanny: Annaleigh Ashford (pictured) is playing Paula Jones whose lawsuit against Bill is what brought the Lewinsky scandal out into the open

As seen in 1999: Paula (pictured) alleged that while Bill was Governor Of Arkansas and she was a state employee he called her to his hotel room, dropped his trousers and instructed her to 'kiss it'

Uncanny: Annaleigh Ashford (left) is playing Paula Jones (right) whose lawsuit against Bill is what brought the Lewinsky scandal out into the open

The mini-series is based on a book by Jeffrey Toobin, whom the New Yorker fired last year for masturbating on camera during a Zoom meeting. 

‘I believed I was not visible on Zoom,’ he insisted to Vice. ‘I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.’

Jeffrey also wrote the book that formed the basis of the first season of American Crime Story which covered the O.J. Simpson trial.

Anthony Green will play Clinton’s vice president Al Gore whilst Margo Martindale is cast as literary agent Lucianne Goldberg – the woman who persuaded Linda to secretly tape her conversations with Monica.

Meanwhile: Sarah Paulson (pictured) is starring as Monica's former friend Linda Tripp

Leak: Linda famously secretly taped her conversations about the affair; she is pictured in 2001

Meanwhile: Sarah Paulson (left) is starring as Monica’s former friend Linda Tripp (right) who secretly taped her conversations about the affair

Annaleigh Ashford is playing Paula Jones, with Taran Killam as her husband Steve and Jeanetta Arnette as her mother Delmer Lee Corbin.

Meanwhile the comedian Billy Eichner is featuring as Matt Drudge whose website the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky story. 

Betty Gilpin was initially cast as lawyer turned author Ann Coulter, who worked on the Paula Jones legal briefs and then became a rightwing celebrity with her debut book High Crimes And Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton.

What a cast: Margo Martindale (pictured) is cast as literary agent Lucianne Goldberg - the woman who persuaded Linda to secretly tape her conversations with Monica

Washington events: Lucianne is pictured at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 1998

What a cast: Margo Martindale (left) is cast as literary agent Lucianne Goldberg (right) – the woman who persuaded Linda to tape the Monica conversations

However she told Collider she eventually had to leave the project ‘because of COVID and scheduling,’ and a replacement has not been announced.

The sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Clinton included those from Kathleen Willey, who said the president groped her the day of her husband’s suicide.

Furthermore Juanita Broaddrick accused him of raping her at a hotel in the 1970s and then telling her: ‘You’d better put some ice on that.’

Scoop: Meanwhile the comedian Billy Eichner (left) is featuring as Matt Drudge whose website the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky story

Flashback: The real Matt Drudge is pictured in 2005 at the Bloomberg News Party Of The Year following the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Scoop: Meanwhile the comedian Billy Eichner (left) is featuring as Matt Drudge (right) whose website the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky story

Juanita told the Wall Street Journal that Lisa Myers, who interviewed her for 60 Minutes about her allegations, informed her: ‘The good thing is, you’re credible. The bad thing is you’re very credible.’ 

No casting information has been included about Juanita or Kathleen and it is currently unclear whether they will be included in the series.

Impeachment: American Crime Story, which counts the real Monica as one of its producers, will premiere September 7 on FX and have 10 episodes.



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