The ‘Nurse Jackie’ actress is conflicted by her television role as former U.S. First Lady in Ryan Murphy’s Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal drama series.
AceShowbiz –Edie Falco doesn’t want to know what Hillary Clinton thinks of her portrayal of the former U.S. First Lady in new TV drama “Impeachment: American Crime Story“.
The actress previously campaigned for Hillary when she unsuccessfully ran for president against Donald Trump and admits she was conflicted when Ryan Murphy invited her to play Bill Clinton‘s wife in the Monica Lewinsky scandal series.
“Of course I was conflicted,” Edie tells “The View“. “I said yes and then there were many times after that where I thought, ‘What in heaven’s name was I thinking?’ “
Asked if she has heard from Clinton about the project, Falco adds, “I so don’t wanna know and I know someone’s gonna tell me some place along the line. It is my sincere hope that she has better things to do (than watch TV).”
But Edie wanted to make sure her portrayal of the politician wasn’t “a hit job.”
“I have tremendous respect for Hillary,” she explains. “I played what was written. As far as my insight, it remains that… She loves Bill and she takes her (marriage) vows very seriously. Not everybody does. It’s to be commended.”
In the third season premiering in September, Clive Owen starred as then-President Bill Clinton, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as whistleblower Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones who sued President Clinton for harassment.
They were joined by Colin Hanks, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, and Billy Eichner among others.
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