Marcia Clark says watching 'American Crime Story' was like 'reliving a nightmare'

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Clark, who is played in "The People v. O.J. Simpson" by Sarah Paulson, told that, for her, the show is a painful reminder of a dark time for the justice system. She praised Courtney Vance's portrayal of Johnnie Cochran and described Cuba Gooding Jr.'s portrayal of Simpson as "interesting". "I can't watch it the way most people do".

21 years ago, she was right there and saw how the people reacted to Simpson's story. This entire first installment paints Simpson in a guilty light which matches the widely held opinion of most Americans.

The Grease star plays Simpson's lawyer Robert Shapiro in the much-anticipated TV show, which debuts on Tuesday in the USA, and he admits it took him some time to agree to appear on the small screen. The premier episode also showed how everything points out to O.J. - from pieces of evidence, witness accounts and lie detector tests.

Schiller claims that the "tape" in his possession, features Simpson pleading,"Please remember me as 'The Juice.' Please remember me as a good guy".

Clark was the head prosecutor during Simpson's trial, and ended up taking a leave of absence from her job after the former NFL star was acquitted of murder, before retiring two years later.

'Back then, I was just so relieved that another black man got away from the injustice that was the LAPD. "I was never there", Kaelin said.

The People v. O.J. Simpson aims to re-frame and humanize nearly every key player in the famous trial-as producer Nina Jacobson says, "Our hope is we will give people access to all of the characters, even the ones that they hated, no matter what you think about what happened".

Robert, who died due to esophageal cancer in 2003, was the father of reality TV personalities Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob Kardashian.


"American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. That said, O.J. stands as the cabler's most watched series launch, edging out The Shield in Live+Same Day numbers.