Sarah Paulson offers first look at her portrayal of Linda Tripp in American Crime Story: Impeachment

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Sarah Paulson has taken on a range of eccentric roles, at the helm of friend and collaborator Ryan Murphy.

And the Golden Globe winner is already in character for their next project, which is based on a very familiar story for most American viewers.

She went full ’90s Saturday, as she offered a first look at her portrayal of Linda Tripp on the set of Murphy’s American Crime Story: Impeachment, inspired by the infamous Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal.

In character: Sarah Paulson went full '90s Saturday, as she offered a first look at her portrayal of Linda Tripp on the set of Murphy's American Crime Story: Impeachment, inspired by the infamous Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal

In character: Sarah Paulson went full ’90s Saturday, as she offered a first look at her portrayal of Linda Tripp on the set of Murphy’s American Crime Story: Impeachment, inspired by the infamous Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal

The 45-year-old was unrecognizable in a short blonde wig and round glasses, with prosthetics making her look like Tripp.

She posted a photo of herself on the monitor to Twitter, writing: ‘Linda. American Crime Story: Impeachment has begun principle photography ⁦ @MrRPMurphy’ 

Paulson stars as the whistleblower and friend of Lewinsky, whose recordings of their private calls about the former White House intern’s affair with then-President Bill Clinton played an important role in the scandal. 

Margo Martindale, 69, was previously spotted on the set of the anthology series Friday in Los Angeles, equipped with a plastic face shield.

Real scandal: The 45-year-old stars as the whistleblower and friend of Lewinsky, whose recordings of their private calls about the former White House intern's affair with then-President Bill Clinton played an important role in the scandal (pictured in January, 1998)

Real scandal: The 45-year-old stars as the whistleblower and friend of Lewinsky, whose recordings of their private calls about the former White House intern’s affair with then-President Bill Clinton played an important role in the scandal (pictured in January, 1998)

On-set precautions: Margo Martindale, 69, was previously spotted on the set of the anthology series Friday in Los Angeles, equipped with a plastic face shield

On-set precautions: Margo Martindale, 69, was previously spotted on the set of the anthology series Friday in Los Angeles, equipped with a plastic face shield

True story: She donned a blonde bob and a black pantsuit, as she portrayed Lucianne Goldberg, the literary agent who advised Tripp to record her calls with Lewinsky

True story: She donned a blonde bob and a black pantsuit, as she portrayed Lucianne Goldberg, the literary agent who advised Tripp to record her calls with Lewinsky

She donned a blonde bob and a black pantsuit, as she portrayed Lucianne Goldberg, the literary agent who advised Tripp to record her calls with Lewinsky. 

They join a star-studded cast, including Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Clive Owen as President Clinton, Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter, Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge and Annaleigh Ashford as Clinton accuser Paula Jones.

Although the role of former First Lady Hillary Clinton has yet to be cast, she and Bill only play minor roles in the third installment of the anthology series.

FX CEO John Landgraf told The Hollywood Reporter last August: ‘Hillary is actually not a significant character in Impeachment because it’s really told from the point of view of these women who were really far from the center of power.

The titular role: They join a star-studded cast, including Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Clive Owen as President Clinton, Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter, Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge and Annaleigh Ashford as Clinton accuser Paula Jones (Feldstein pictured in February, 2020)

The titular role: They join a star-studded cast, including Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Clive Owen as President Clinton, Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter, Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge and Annaleigh Ashford as Clinton accuser Paula Jones (Feldstein pictured in February, 2020)

Her perspective: The show will also allow Lewinsky to take control of the narrative, as the anti-bullying activist serves as a producer

Her perspective: The show will also allow Lewinsky to take control of the narrative, as the anti-bullying activist serves as a producer

‘It’s really a revisionist history as told through the point of view of these women whose stories did not seem in any way central to the political stakes of what was going on but who became really central to that. Hillary is a character in it, but she’s not one of the main characters in it.’

The show will also allow Lewinsky to take control of the narrative, as the anti-bullying activist serves as a producer.

Lewinsky told Vanity Fair last August: ‘I was hesitant, and truthfully more than a little scared to sign on. But after a lengthy dinner meeting with Ryan, I came to understand even more clearly how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalized in all of his brilliant work. 

‘I’m privileged to work with him and the other talented people on the team, and I’m privileged to have this opportunity. People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later.’

Reclaiming the narrative: Lewinsky told Vanity Fair last August: 'People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later' (pictured in May, 2019)

Reclaiming the narrative: Lewinsky told Vanity Fair last August: ‘People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later’ (pictured in May, 2019)

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