Cobie Smulders played conservative commentator Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Smulders replaced Betty Gilpin in the role, after the GLOW star was forced to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic.
Gilpin told Jimmy Kimmel in June that his “big disappointment” in having to leave the role was that he “spent a year listening to Anne Coulter’s audiobooks” to prepare for the role, in order to mimic the expert’s voice.
Smulders appears in a trailer for American Crime Story saying, like Coulter, “It’s not fair.” When someone asks, “What is this about?” Their version of Coulter answers, “Impeachment.”
Born in New York, Coulter graduated from Cornell University in 1984, then graduated from the University of Michigan with a law degree in 1988. After working in a law firm for a few years, Coulter turned to politics, working for Michigan Republican Senator Spencer Abraham.
Coulter first became a commentator for MSNBC in 1996. His fiery tone and often outrageous comments secured him other positions as a political commentator on television, and he also became a newspaper columnist.
Coulter was involved in the case of Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state official, who sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment in 1994.
as written Washington Post 1998: “Coulter does more than just play a conservative on television. Paula Jones’ attorney advised in her lawsuit against Clinton and helped Jones find new attorneys when the first husband resigned.”
Read more: Who is Paula Jones, played by Annalee Ashford in Impeachment – American Crime Story?
Coulter Books Washington Post, also ‘sent [a la denunciante y confidente de Monica Lewinsky] Linda Tripp to her attorney friend Jim Moody.” Tripp’s confidential recordings of his phone conversations with Lewinsky played a key role in independent counsel Ken Starr’s report and Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Coulter, a conservative, ended up writing a book about the 42nd President of the United States called Major Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton. Since then he has published 11 more volumes.
Accountability: American Crime Story will begin airing September 7 in the US on FX. The UK broadcast date has yet to be confirmed, but the first two seasons of the series will be shown on BBC Two shortly after it airs in the US.