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‘The Good Wife’ star Alan Cumming opens up about friendship with Monica Lewinsky

Alan Cumming says he’s “so proud” of his “brave and courageous” pal Monica Lewinsky.

“She’s just one of the most hilarious, kind people,” he enthused. “And considering what she’s been through in her life, that’s remarkable.”

The Scottish-born star, 56, writes in his upcoming book “Baggage,” that he first met the former White House intern turned activist in 2000 at a dinner party and they “immediately connected.”

“Knowing her for so long and seeing her happy and more fulfilled these sort of last five years — her kind of coming out — she’s done such great things and used what happened to her to help other people …” he told Page Six.

Lewinsky was vilified and smeared for her 1995-97 affair with President Clinton while she worked in the White House. Describing herself as “patient zero” of online harassment, she can currently be seen in — and acted as a producer on — the HBO Max documentary “15 Minutes of Shame,” which looks at the phenomenon of public shaming from the perspective of those who have lived it.

Cumming is also in awe of his friend for being involved with the Ryan Murphy FX scripted series “Impeachment: American Crime Story” that follows her affair with Clinton and the legal tsunami it created.

Alan Cumming and Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife."
Cumming played Eli Gold on “The Good Wife.”
CBS via Getty Images

“It’s still brave and courageous doing stuff like that,” the Tony winner continued. “We’re seeing a more holistic picture of what happened to her and how we all behaved and how the internet became such a big part of that story.”

To promote his book, Cumming will be in conversation with Ari Shapiro on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. ET at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn. The ticketed event includes a signed copy.

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