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Sarah Paulson reveals extraordinary transformation as Linda Tripp in American Crime Story: Impeachment

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Sarah Paulson in character as Linda Tripp, and Sarah Paulson

Fans are amazed by Sarah Paulson’s incredible transformation as Linda Tripp (Picture: Sarah Paulson/Rex)

Sarah Paulson has shared a sneak peek at Ryan Murphy’s upcoming show American Crime Story: Impeachment, revealing her incredible transformation as American civil servant Linda Tripp.

Last year, it was confirmed that American Crime Story was returning for a third season titled Impeachment, documenting the scandal of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

Having explored the case of OJ Simpson and the assassination of Gianni Versace in the first two seasons of the anthology true crime series, the new season is based on the events covered in Jeffrey Toobin’s 1999 book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.

The show is being produced by Monica herself, with Clive Owen cast as President Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein playing the role of Monica Lewinsky.

Sarah, who collaborates frequently with Ryan, will portray Linda Tripp, a former friend of Monica’s who secretly recorded confidential conversations they shared.

The tapes from their conversations were later used as evidence in the trial, with Bill eventually being impeached as president in December 1998.

The first look of Sarah in character as Linda, which the actor shared on Twitter and Instagram, showed her wearing a voluminous blonde wig, retro glasses and a grey, checkered top.

In the caption, she wrote: ‘Linda. American Crime Story: Impeachment has begun principal photography,’ while also tagging Ryan in the post.

Many people couldn’t believe Sarah’s absolute transformation for the project.

‘The transformation. Ugh can already feel the awards in your hands,’ one person wrote on Twitter.

‘This characterisation is so perfect, I’m so excited to see you shine in yet another character,’ another person told the Ratched star.

Linda Tripp

Sarah Paulson will portray Monica Lewinksy’s confidante Linda Tripp in American Crime Story (Picture: REUTERS)

On Instagram, actor Reese Witherspoon commented with a line of shocked-face emojis, while Late Night star Mindy Kaling remarked: ‘Linda Tripp is chic.’

Orange Is The New Black actor Uzo Aduba also shared her amazement, writing: ‘STOOOOOOPPPP.’

A few days ago, Ryan shared a new poster for the tenth season of American Horror Story, the theme of which is yet to be announced.

The poster features a close-up picture of a person’s mouth, their lips painted red and their teeth razor sharp.

Numerous fans have speculated that the new season could be about sea creatures such as mermaids or sirens.

Ryan also shared a poster for American Horror Stories, an upcoming spin-off series featuring ‘16 one-hour standalone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore’ and starring a selection of familiar faces from the AHS cast.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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