Former Friends star David Schwimmer, who is playing Robert Kardashian on American Crime Story, says he turned down the offer to talk to the American attorney’s famous daughters.
American Crime Story tells the real life story of how the late lawyer’s client OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder and while Schwimmer got some insight into his character from Robert’s ex-wife Kris Jenner, he turned down the chance to speak to Robert’s daughters because he did not want to appear on their reality TV show, said The Hollywood Reporter. “The producers of [‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’] asked me if I wanted to talk to the daughters but I didn’t feel that was necessary. And they wanted to do it on camera,” he said.
The 49-year-old actor, however, found a two-hour phone conversation with Jenner extremely helpful as he discovered “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.”
Robert, who died in 2003, defended OJ at his trial where he was accused of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.