Sarah Paulson, who plays Linda Tripp in American Crime Story: Impeachment, says playing the controversial political figure felt impossible.
Sarah Paulson says playing Linda Tripp in American Crime Story: Impeachment felt impossible. Produced by Ryan Murphy, the anthology crime series debuted in 2016 and tackled the events surrounding the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Last year, FX announced the third installment of American Crime Story would zero in on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, as told from Lewinsky’s point of view.
Starring Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton, Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter, and Paulson as the controversial Linda Tripp, Impeachment released its first episode on September 7. Unpacking the White House scandal in weekly installments, Impeachment shows the actors transformed into iconic public figures. Focusing on Clinton’s sexual relationship, the series continues to receive mixed reviews from critics. Leaning heavily on the relationship between Monica and Linda, the first episodes of Impeachment have placed a scope on Paulson’s turn as Tripp.