“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” season one finale airs tonight (Apr 5).
Here are some 10 facts about the “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
1.Lead prosecutor Marcia Clark in the O.J. Simpson case is not involved in the making of the show, but she is watching the show every week, Entertainment Weekly wrote. Clark is being played by actress Sarah Paulson.
2. This is not a documentary, The Wrap noted. “The People v OJ Simpson” never claimed to be a documentary, but it comes with accuracy. Of course, it dramatized events for the sake of entertainment.
3. The show is based on “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” book by New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin’s book. The book was released in 1996.
4. One person who appeared as himself in the show is Larry King.
5. During his time researching for the role, Cuba Gooding Jr. did not reach out to Simpson to learn more or to prepare, CBS reported.
6. A lawyer did not really collapse in court, The Wrap wrote. Prosecutor Bill Hodgman was really taken to a hospital, but that was after court proceedings.
7. Clark waits for Chris Darden to kiss her. The Wrap wrote the two took travelled together, but Darden admitted they were 10 feet apart from each other.
8. Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) really did tell Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown) to make the white prosecutors handle detective Mark Fuhrman. But Darden says it happened in court, not in Simpson’s backyard.
9. A juror referred white people as Target and black people prefer Ross. The Wrap reported it found nothing to prove that it happened.
10. Darden says he should be held in contempt and Clark offers to take off her watch and jewelry. These all happened, but not during a Feb. 23, 1995 hearing on the Fuhrman tapes, as showed on the show, The Wrap said. Judge Lance Ito’s ruling on the tapes didn’t come until Aug. 31, 1995.