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'American Crime Story' Star David Schwimmer Remembers Where He Was During the O.J. Simpson Trial

by Raphael Chestang 6:46 PM PST, January 28, 2016
Playing 'American Crime Story' Star David Schwimmer Remembers Where He Was During the O.J. Simpson Trial

David Schwimmer stars in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and he dished to ET about his personal recollections of the infamous murder trial.

"I remember watching the trial," Schwimmer, who plays the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian in the miniseries, said at Wednesday's premiere in Los Angeles. "In fact, on the set of Friends occasionally we would all gather to watch some of the trial."

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The 10-episode FX miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and tells the story of the trial from the perspective of the lawyers.

There have been concerns about how the cast would portray the real-life people involved with the case, but there was nothing but high praise for the actors on the red carpet.

"It's one of the greatest things I have ever experienced," Kelly Preston said. Her husband, John Travolta, plays defense attorney Robert Shapiro.

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Sarah Paulson plays head prosecutor Marcia Clark, and she told ET she did heavy research -- including a little method acting for the role.

"I was wearing her perfume and watching her videos as much as possible," she said.

Meanwhile, Malcolm-Jamal Warner had reassuring words for the man he plays, O.J. Simpson's close friend and former teammate Al Cowlings.

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"Brother, there's nothing to worry about," Warner promised. "I hope, if anything, he sees my portrayal of him as that ride-or-die best friend."

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J., Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin, premieres Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

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