did not have an easy task stepping into the shoes of Monica Lewinsky
. “Impeachment: American Crime Story
,” which recently wrapped up its 10-episode run on FX
, tracks Lewinsky’s affair with President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen
) and the very public fallout that followed, requiring the actress to run the gamut of emotions. While Feldstein isn’t quite doing an impression of Lewinsky, she does tap into a certain truth about her journey in the late ’90s, feeling powerless as she watched her life fall apart.
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At the beginning of the miniseries, we see Lewinsky as a naive White House intern, optimistic about the future and happy to share a dirty little secret with the president. She appreciates her friendship with office mate Linda Tripp
(awards contender Sarah Paulson
), albeit unaware that her close confidant is taping their revealing conversations.