Clive Owen walks the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Impeachment: American Crime Story … as actor stars as former President Bill Clinton in miniseries
Clive Owen looked dapper as he walked the red carpet in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday night at the Impeachment: American Crime Story premiere at the Pacific Design Center.
The English actor, 56, who plays former President Bill Clinton in the FX miniseries, donned a dark blue plaid suit with a light blue shirt and dark blue tie.
The Oscar-nominated actor carefully combed his brown locks at the start of Ryan Murphy’s latest project, a fresh take on Clinton’s 1998 impeachment amid his sexual interactions with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Latest: Clive Owen, 56, looked dapper as he walked the red carpet in West Hollywood, Calif. On Wednesday night at the Impeachment: American Crime Story premiere at the Pacific Design Center
Clinton sadly stated that he “had not had sex with this woman” regarding Lewinsky, which led to the impeachment of the House of Representatives until he was authorized by the Senate .
Owen said last month Vanity Show that he was surprised when executive producers Murphy and Brad Simpson introduced him to the presidential role.
“To be honest with you,” I said to them, “why are you coming to see me? he said. ‘A: I am English. And two: I don’t really look like him.
Simpson told the outlet that playing the role of the 42nd Commander-in-Chief was “one of the biggest casting challenges in the series,” because “Clinton is one of the most recognized men in the world and has a look and feel. distinct voices “.
Hail to the Chief: British actor plays former president Bill Clinton in FX miniseries
The Oscar nominee donned a dark blue plaid suit with a light blue shirt and dark blue tie
Owen said last month he was surprised when executive producers Murphy and Brad Simpson introduced him to the presidential role.
Simpson continued, “We had to find someone who could bring it up, without just doing an impersonation,” he said. ‘Clive has this great physicality – tall with great hands and an intense presence. You feel it when he walks into a room. Her eyes are alive, like Clinton’s, and you also see immense depth behind them.
“With Clive, you feel there are layers and layers behind everything he says or does in a scene.”
Owen said on the release of Murphy’s vision for the show, “It was very clear that they were going to take a very special look at how women were treated. Indeed, it is a period piece because it was so long ago.
“Looking at it from a modern point of view – and playing history and seeing how everyone was treated – everyone would say that Monica Lewinsky was treated in a pretty terrible way.”
The actor smiled as he entered the screening
The actor walked with confidence at the Southern California premiere
The show’s overall cast features Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky; Sarah Paulson as Lewinsky’s former confidante Linda Tripp; Edie Falco as then First Lady Hillary Clinton; Billy Eichner as reporter Matt Drudge; Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, who sued Clinton for sexual harassment; and Betty Gilpin as media specialist Ann Coulter.
Lewinsky is a miniseries producer, based on A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, the 1999 book by Jeffrey Toobin.
Murphy’s latest American crime story miniseries detailing major news from the ’90s, as previous installments include The People vs. OJ Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Impeachment: American Crime Story begins airing on FX on September 7.