Daily US Times, California: Former US Secretay of State Hillary Clinton opens up about her marriage on Ellen DeGeneres Show. There is a new documentary series on Hulu, where Ms. Clinton agreed to open up about everything in her life including a public scandal involving former President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
On Thursday, Hillary explained to Ellen in her show why she decided to revisit the extramarital affair between Lewinsky and her husband for the upcoming docuseries “Hillary” on Hulu.
“It was a really emotionally draining experience to go through it again, but I have to say, once I saw the whole four hours of the documentary, I hope that our talking about this, my willingness to address all of this, really does help other people,” she told Ellen.
“People need to be thoughtful about the decisions they make in their own lives, and we should be kinder and more supportive to everybody who makes the best decisions that they think they can make.”
President Clinton was also in the documentary and spoke about his affair with a then-22-year-old Lewinsky, who was a White House intern at the time.
Hillary opens up about her marriage saying, “Staying in my marriage was the gutsiest personal decision I ever made. So for me, revisiting that, talking about it, for my husband also to agree to be in the film and also to be asked, made it a bit difficult, there’s no doubt about it.”
“But you couldn’t actually do a film about my life and not cover something that everybody knew about because you could read about it, and everybody had an opinion about (it),” she said.
The docuseries will be released on March 6.
The affair created a huge controversy and also led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998, for which he was ultimately acquitted, and also earned Hillary a large amount of vitriol from women when she decided not to get a divorce.
Hillary, mentioning the situation, says: “It’s fascinating because as you go through the film, some of the women who have been my friends and who have supported me personally and every other way, they talked about how so many women would be really upset because I chose to stay with my husband. A lot of the women would say, ‘I can’t support her, I don’t like her because she stayed with her husband.”
She further added: ”OK, why is that?’ And people would talk and pretty soon they would say that happened to my sister, that happened to my friend, and I always said everybody needs to make the best decision for you and your family.”
Hillary also talked about the double standard she often encountered.
Nanette Burstein was the director of the film. The director whittled down from 1,700 hours of behind-the-scenes footage from her 2016 presidential campaign, including 35 hours of interviews with Hillary herself.