Did You Like Hillary Clinton’s Biographical Short Film Shown During The DNC? Shonda Rhimes Was Behind It.
Though Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder are on a seasonal break, Shonda Rhimes still drew us into Shondaland on Thursday. The showrunner produced the intimate film about Hillary Clinton that was shown during the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The more you know…
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film shows President Obama, a 9/11 survivor and lifelong friends sharing bits about Clinton’s character and her life. “There’s a joy and a mirth that I think sometimes the public doesn’t always see,” Obama said when speaking on her allegedly infectious laugh.
If you felt a little closer to the presidential candidate, like she was more relatable, then Rhimes nailed what she was hoping the short doc would accomplish.
“I wanted everyone who sees it to feel like they were sitting with a friend, drinking coffee, so that had to be authentic,” she told PEOPLE of the 12-minute video.
Rhimes actually sat down and talked with Clinton for the biographical project at the presidential candidate’s home over coffee — for five hours. Well, Clinton actually drank tea, but that’s neither here nor there.
Her producing partner Betsy Beers told PEOPLE, “There were so many stories that one of the massive challenges for us initially was, honestly, sifting.” Rhimes added, “It was a mini-series when we first started. It could have been three hours.”
In case you missed it, watch it below. Let us know if this unique look at Clinton changes the way you see her for the better.