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Beanie Feldstein & Monica Lewinsky Are a 'We' After Filming Impeachment: American Crime Story

Beanie Feldstein and Monica Lewinski

That my best friend, she a real bad bitch!

Impeachment: American Crime Story star Beanie Feldstein and executive producer/subject Monica Lewinsky have become tighter than a rubber band in a little girl’s hair. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the two brunettes talked about their fast friendship, and just how close they got while filming.

Feldstein says the decision to play Lewinsky was an “instant yes,” but was still intimidating. “Playing someone who is real is a huge undertaking — playing someone who texts you is a completely different thing,” she said. “I mean, I’m playing someone who sends me videos, and I’ll go to respond, and I’m fully wearing her hair. But of course it was daunting because I just want to do right by her. All that matters to me is what she thinks.”

Due to the pandemic, the pair of friends have had to do most of their bonding via Zoom, texting, and Marco Polo. But Feldstein feels it’s been more than she could've asked for. “But you’ve been so giving with me. You never asked me to do something a certain way or you never said, ‘How were you planning to do this or that,’” she said to Lewinsky in the interview. “You let me find my own you in a very beautiful way — and you’ve been very open with all of us throughout this whole process. And yeah, there were times where I’d text her, like, ‘So, what nail polish color were you wearing here?’

Lewinsky said that the line between reality and character blurred while on set. “I’d be writing my notes, like, ‘Well, Monica blah blah blah.’ And it’s me. It’s just ‘I.’ It’s a very weird thing.” Felstein says it got to the point where the two of them are a “we.”

“It is incredibly surreal,” Lewinsky added. “I’m very lucky to be in Beanie’s hands in that way, but it’s very challenging. There are many moments where I’m transported to a memory from the show. But also, there’s the kind of bizarreness that when we relive a memory in our head, we don’t see ourselves.”

Feldstein stars in Impeachment: American Crime Story alongside Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, and Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge. 

Impeachment debuts September 7 on FX.

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