PASADENA, Cal. – As Hillary Clinton prepares for a film-festival surge, she has a thought about the Democratic primary:
Choose someone who will win in November.
“Vote for the person who is most likely to win,” she said. “And not just the popular vote.”
That last part brought a laugh from the people who were questioning her, the Television Critics Association. Clinton won the popular vote by three million voters … but lost to Donald Trump in the Electoral College.
The result brought a profound change, she said. “It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t have to wake up in the morning worrying about what would happen that day.”
Clinton’s image will catch attention right about the time of the “Super Tuesday” primary vote. On March 6, the four-hour “Hillary” documentary will debut on Hulu.
“This is a public figure with who is extraordinarily polarizing,” said director Nanette Burstein, who taped 1,700 hours of the campaign and then 35 hours of new interviews with Clinton.
Prior to the Hulu showing, Clinton and Burstein will go to film festivals, including Sundance and Berlin. First, fielding TCA questions, Clinton discussed the view that she lacks likability: “It’s really an unfair disadvantage for women …. Women have the right to have a full range of emotions,” she said.
Attacks came early in Bill Clinton’s administration, when he put her in charge of the effort to have a health-care program. “Little did I know that would create … a backlash.”
Watching the film, she said, she was surprised by a scene of “me being burned in effigy for wanting affordable health care.”