Khloe Kardashian Says She Still Hasn't Seen 'The People v. O.J. Simpson': 'I Was Afraid of How They Would Port
By Meredith B. Kile
On this week’s Kocktails With Khloe, Khloe Kardashian gets candid about The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the FX miniseries which tells the story of the O.J. Simpson murder trial and features Khloe’s parents, Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, as prominent characters in the legal drama.
“I have it on DVD,” Kardashian admits to her guests, Ross Mathews and Carmen Electra. “I just haven’t seen it yet.”
“You haven’t seen it? Your mom is a character in it!” Mathews exclaims. “If there was a miniseries where people were playing my parents, I would tune in.”
The 31-year-old host admits that, in the weeks leading up to the series’ premiere, she saw a lot of documentary coverage of the murder trial and “relived emotions” from that time while seeing her late father, who served as one of O.J.’s defense lawyers, and hearing his voice in news footage.
“I more felt bad for the kids [of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson], Sydney and Justin,” she confesses. “You’ll never get over your mom being murdered, and now they have to deal with being stalked by paparazzi again.”
Kardashian realizes that her family connection to the trial and personal relationship with Simpson himself might color her viewing of the series. She told her guests that she plans to watch, but has “reservations.”
“I understand why it came back,” she says of the dramatization of the 1995 murder trial. “I just feel bad and I think I’m a little more sensitive to it. Because he was my ‘Uncle O.J.,’ that was always what I called him.”
“I definitely want to watch it,” she adds. “I was also just afraid of how they would portray my dad. And I hear David Schwimmer did a phenomenal job, and they play him really true to form. So, I’m grateful for that.”