With any true crime story, the big question that always emerges is: How true is it? For The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Marcia Clark is offering a co-sign.
The former Los Angeles County prosecutor appeared on Larry King Now to discuss the FX anthology series. When asked by King if the show had “pretty much gotten it right,” Clark said yes.
“That’s what’s so amazing to me. I didn’t [expect that],” she said. “They got the big issue so right that it’s painful to watch.”
Actress Sarah Paulson plays Clark, who was the chief prosecutor against Simpson. The former NFL player was ultimately found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Clark commended the show’s ability to spotlight the human aspect, particularly the pain endured by Goldman’s father.
“They show Fred Goldman’s despair and frustration over it, and I’m so glad that they did,” she added.
King also pointed to the show’s portrayal of sexism toward Clark, particularly evident in episode 6, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.” That also caught the 62-year-old off guard.
“I didn’t know that [Ryan Murphy] would bring out the sexism aspect of it — no one had,” she said. “No one had ever looked at that. I never thought that anyone would, to be honest with you.”
See the interview snippet with Clark and King below.
King’s full interview with Clark airs Friday at 2 p.m. ET on Ora.TV’s website.
The People v. O.J. Simpson airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.