Published On: Wed, Jan 6th, 2016

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’: David Schwimmer on Becoming a Kardashian

Schwimmer spent two-plus hours on the phone with Kris Jenner, but declined the opportunity to talk to the daughters — on camera.

David Schwimmer Becoming a Kardashian


To prepare for his role as O.J. Simpson’s attorney Robert Kardashian in the upcoming FX series “American Crime Story, ” David Schwimmer said he spent more than two hours on the phone with Kardashian’s ex-wife Kris Jenner.

Schwimmer, a Northwestern University alumnus who co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company, told The Hollywood Reporter he learned from Jenner “how much a man of faith Robert was, how he prayed at every meal and before every big business meeting and how he was this very compassionate, generous guy.” Kardashian died of cancer in 2003.

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, ” which premieres Feb. 2, will explore the case against Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, who grew up in Buffalo Grove. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Simpson; John Travolta portrays his attorney Robert Shapiro; and Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The story is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 book “The Run of his Life” but the show’s writers told The Hollywood Reporter they took some liberties with the material.


Read the full story at Chicago Tribune, by Tracy Swartz

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