Bill Clinton opens up about Monica Lewinsky affair in new film: 'It was awful what I did'

Former President Bill Clinton is speaking openly about his remorse over his affair with Monica Lewinsky and the reasons why he did it in a new documentary about his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton admitted to an affair in 1998 with Lewinsky, who was a White House intern, after initially denying it, leading to an impeachment trial. Since leaving office 20 years ago, he and his wife have not spoken much about what went on behind the scenes at the time.

The four-part documentary, titled "Hillary," was released on Friday.

"We all bring our baggage to life and sometimes we do things we shouldn't do,'' Clinton says in the documentary. "It was awful what I did."

He also talks about the moment he told his wife, saying he explained to her "exactly what happened."

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Presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire. Clinton would win the 1992 presidential election against incumbent George Bush, and be elected to a second term in 1996. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton talks with reporters while campaigning in New Hampshire. Clinton would win the 1992 presidential election against incumbent George Bush, and be elected to a second term in 1996. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton speaks to the press at the White House in Washington 02 March after the defeat of the Balanced Budget Ammendment in the US Senate. Clinton, who was opposed to the ammendment, told reporters that the reason the defeat was the failure of Republicans to provide Democrats with a simple guarantee to protect Social Security. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I was just so personally hurt,'' Hillary Clinton says in the film. "I can't believe this. I can't believe you lied."

Bill Clinton then had to explain to their daughter, Chelsea, that he had an affair.

"(Hillary) said you have to go tell your daughter — that's worse than me,'' the former president recalls. "So I did that, which was awful."

Clinton blamed the strain of being president for triggering the affair with Lewinsky.

"You've been in a 15 round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds, and here is something that will take your mind off of it for awhile,'' he said.

"Everybody's life has pressures and disappointments and terrors, fears of whatever. The things I did to manage my anxieties for years — I'm a totally different person than I was."

Hillary Clinton also explained her reasons for not distancing herself from her husband in the wake of the affair, and the "painful" conversations she had with a counselor while deciding whether to save her marriage.

"I defended and stood by him because I thought the impeachment process was wrong, but that wasn't the necessary answer to what I would do with my marriage,'' she said.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Monica Lewinsky attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Honoree and activist Monica Lewinsky arrives at TLC's Give A Little Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images,)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Writer Monica Lewinsky attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/VF17/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Monica Lewinsky attends MARINA 70 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on December 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Monica Lewinsky attends MARINA 70 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on December 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Monica Lewinsky attends Vanity Fair & SAKS Fifth Avenue International Best Dressed List at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 20: Talent agent Ronald Meyer (L) and Monica Lewinsky attend the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 20, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Monica Lewinsky poses backstage at the hit musical based on the cult film 'American Psycho' on Broadway at The Schoenfeld Theatre on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Monica Lewinsky arrives for the gala screening of 'Despite The Falling Snow' on March 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Monica Lewinsky arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday evening, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday evening, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Alice Temperley (L) and Monica Lewinsky attend an intimate dinner party hosted by Alice Temperley to celebrate 15 years of Temperley at GWP Studio on November 12, 2015 in London, England. Guests drank Baileys Flat White martinis to toast the occasion and mark the significant milestone for the brand. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Temperley London)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Monica Lewinsky attends the launch of A.A. Gill's new book 'Pour Me: A Life' at Daunt Books on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Monica Lewinsky attends the launch of A.A. Gill's new book 'Pour Me: A Life' at Daunt Books on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Monica Lewinsky attends Andy Cohen & SiriusXM celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Monica Lewinsky, Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa speak with Andy Cohen & SiriusXM to celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Monica Lewinsky (R) visits TV/Radio host Andy Cohen (L) at Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Monica Lewinsky attends Andy Cohen & SiriusXM celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Monica Lewinsky visits SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Monica Lewinsky attends the Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition in Partnership With TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider held at Sunset Tower on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Monica Lewinsky attends a dinner following the private view of 'Raw Footage' at The Cafe Royal on July 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Monica Lewinsky gives a speech at the Ogilvy & Mather Seminar during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on June 25, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Palais des Festivals during the 'Cannes Lions Festival' on June 24, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Monica Lewinsky attends American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Monica Lewinsky arrives for the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Monica Lewinsky is seen arriving at Claridge's hotel, Mayfair on May 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Monica Lewinsky attends #iamdancingman Event Featuring Moby at Avalon Hollywood on May 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for gudly)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Monica Lewinsky (L) and Heather Kerzner attend the Spring Gala In Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital hosted by QBF and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge's Hotel on May 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Quercus Biasi Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Monica Lewinsky (L) and Alan Cumming attend the Performance Space 122 2015 Spring Gala Honoring Claire Danes at Capitale on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Monica Lewinsky (R) attends 'The 35 Most Powerful People In Media' celebrated by The Hollywoood Reporter at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Monica Lewinsky attends the Rachel Comey fashion show at Pioneer Works Center for Arts & Innovation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Actor Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend HBO's post Golden Globe Awards party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Monica Lewinsky attends a screening of 'Lost In Karastan' during the 4th annual LOCO London Comedy Film Festival at BFI Southbank on January 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Monica Lewinsky attends TrevorLIVE Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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In February, the former first lady and secretary of state spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about why she decided to revisit the affair for the film.

"It was a really emotionally draining experience to go through it again, but I have to say, once I saw the whole four hours of the documentary, I hope that our talking about this, my willingness to address all of this, really does help other people," she told DeGeneres. "People need to be thoughtful about the decisions they make in their own lives, and we should be kinder and more supportive to everybody who makes the best decisions that they think they can make."

In 2018, Bill Clinton spoke to Craig Melvin about the affair on TODAY, saying that he "felt terrible" but did not feel he owed Lewinsky a personal apology.

"I've never talked to her,'' he said. "But I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry. That's very different. The apology was public."

In the documentary, the former president says it was "unfair" that Lewinsky was demonized due to the scandal.

"I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky's life was defined by it, unfairly I think,'' he said. "Over the years, I've watched her trying to get a normal life back again. But you've got to decide how to define normal."

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