Hillary and Chelsea Clinton know what it takes to be “Gutsy”


At a time when there is a lot of discussion around politics and women’s rights, one of the most famous figures in both of these arenas celebrates the courage of women.

Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton have teamed up with Apple TV+ for the eight-episode “Gutsy” docuseries, based on their New York Times bestseller, “The Book of Gutsy Women.”

The couple spoke to CNN this week about the show and their own daring moments.

“In my private life, like I’ve said before, staying in my marriage was really bold, it was a tough decision,” Hillary Clinton said. “It took a lot of prayers, reflections and advice. I’m very happy to have made this decision, I have no regrets, but it was brave because everyone in the world had an opinion.

“On the public run for president,” she added. “I mean god, it was like being on the highest tightrope without a net because no [woman] had never done it before and it was filled with all sorts of unprecedented challenges and problems. But I’m so grateful to have had the chance to do it.

Chelsea Clinton, who grew up under scrutiny when her father Bill Clinton was president from 1993 to 2001, said the bravest thing she ever did was “live my life”.

“I was a public figure from birth because of the choices my parents made professionally, publicly, politically,” added Clinton, now 42 and a mother of three. “So ever since I was a little girl, I was aware that people had opinions about what I should do and what was appropriate for me to do.”

The heightened judgment and scrutiny that many women face is a big part of the series as the mother-daughter duo travel the world to talk to women, famous and not, about their lives, careers, and experiences. thoughts.

The first episode deals with women and humor. We learn that Chelsea Clinton grew up with a love of knock-knock jokes and a complicated relationship with comedy, thanks to being ridiculed as a child on shows like “SNL.”

Another episode features rapper Megan Thee Stallion and the conversation turns to haters.

Chelsea Clinton told CNN she was inspired by how the rapper refuses to let haters stop his joy. It’s a lesson she learned because she often recalls that “the most hateful people I’ve ever met, they don’t know me.”

“Their commentary as substance and behavior, often with great cruelty and bile, is about them and not about me,” the young Clinton said. “It’s not about me, it’s a reflection on them.”

Hillary Clinton said she learned early in her public life that she should “take criticism seriously, but not personally.”

“If anyone has a legitimate point to make, I should walk away from it,” she said. “But much of what is happening in the world today, especially politics, is nothing but personal destruction.”

So it was important for the Clintons to spotlight the stories of notable modern women, as they did with some of the historical figures they featured in their book.

Hillary Clinton thinks viewers will find inspiration in their new series.

“I think one of the things that we’re hoping for on the show is that people who are maybe depressed, or maybe struggling or worried about the criticism they’re getting, will find ways to deal with it, whether it’s either from Megan Thee Stallion or from Chelsea and Me,” she said.

“Gutsy” premieres Friday on Apple TV+.