Actress Gillian Anderson recalls ‘intimate’ moment with Bill Clinton during 1992 campaign

Before former President Bill Clinton was first elected to the White House he had already developed a reputation for being a womanizer who had few qualms about getting intimate with women not named Hillary.

Now, 30 years after it was alleged to have occurred, actress Gillian Anderson shared her recollection of an “intimate” moment she shared in 1992 with then-candidate Clinton during a campaign event, Breitbart reported.

That “intimate little thing” that Clinton does

Former “X-Files” star Anderson shared her story at the end of an appearance Tuesday on late-night talk host Jimmy Kimmel’s eponymous program after she was asked if she had ever personally met a U.S. president or first lady.

She revealed that she had met Clinton during his first presidential run in 1992 at a “lunch for him at somebody’s fancy house in the Hollywood hills.” She said, “At the end of his speech or whatever, we created a line for him to walk down the line and shake hands, and we got to meet him.”

“And he did the most miraculous thing in the world, you know, that thing that he does where he shakes your hand and then he grabs your elbow at the same time — he, like, holds your arm further up, slightly intimate little thing, makes eye contact, and he moves on to the next person, and then he looks back at you,” Anderson continued.

“I went home, I thought — this was in the days of answering machines — I literally thought that I was going to go home to a message from him. I did. It was that real,” she joked.

Kimmel joked in return that Clinton probably did try to call but her answering machine had been broken. Then, after confirming that Anderson had voted for Clinton in that election — “Even though he didn’t call” — the host jokingly added, “He’s probably going to call now!”

Portraying a former first lady

Anderson had appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to discuss her recent portrayal of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt for the Showtime series “The First Lady,” a role she was reportedly picked for in February 2021, according to Variety at that time.

The anthology series looks at life in the White House from the perspective of certain first ladies who lived there, and in addition to Anderson playing Roosevelt, other big names for the show included Michelle Pfieffer as Betty Ford and Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.

As for Anderson’s “intimate” meeting with Clinton in 1992, if it went any further than a mere handshake at a meet-and-greet during a campaign event, both the actress and former president have kept their lips sealed in that regard.

Were it to be eventually revealed that something more occurred, however, it is doubtful that anybody would be particularly surprised, given Clinton’s lengthy history and well-earned reputation.

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