Are The Kardashians Going To Watch 'American Crime Story'? At Least One Of The Sisters Wants To See The FX Series
The Kardashians are obviously used to being in the limelight, thanks to Keeping Up with the Kardashians and their numerous entrepreneurial endeavors. But with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story premiering on FX on Tuesday, Feb. 2, they will be dealing with a different form of attention, so what do the Kardashians think of The People v. O.J. Simpson ? The late father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob, Robert Kardashian, will be prominently featured in the FX 10-part series since Kardashian was O.J. Simpson's defense attorney in the 1995 murder trial of Simpson's wife Nicole Brown. The Kardashian kids will be in the series very briefly, but their father — portrayed by David Schwimmer — and their mother Kris Jenner — portrayed by Selma Blair — will have important roles in American Crime Story.
Schwimmer spoke with Jenner about her late ex-husband to prepare for his role as Kardashian, but he didn't talk to Kourtney, Kim, or Khloe. "The producers of [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] had asked me if I wanted to talk to the daughters, too, but I didn't feel that was necessary," Schwimmer told The Hollywood Reporter . He added with a laugh, "And they wanted to do it on camera." However, just because the three Kardashian daughters (not to mention their brother Rob) weren't consulted doesn't mean they aren't interested in seeing how their father and family are portrayed in the series.
After a trailer for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was released that showed Schwimmer's Kardashian saying, "Do not kill yourself in Kimmy's bedroom," to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Simpson, it was almost impossible not to wonder how the überfamous sisters were going to react to being featured in the show. (You know, since "Kimmy" is almost certainly a reference to Kim Kardashian-West, who was a child at the time.) The Kardashians have made it clear how much they miss their father on their E! reality show, so one would have to assume watching this part of their family's history could be painful. But because their mother, who was a close friend of Simpson and Brown, spoke to Schwimmer about the series and also became close friends with Blair during filming, it shouldn't be too surprising that at least one of the sisters is excited to watch the American Crime Story.
While promoting Kocktails with Khloe at the Television Critics Association press tour on Jan. 6, Khloe said of The People v. O.J. Simpson, "I would definitely like to see it." Khloe also confirmed that her momager, Jenner, was understandably more involved in the series than Khloe or any of her siblings. She said, "My mom has way more investment into that [series]. She helped out a bit with some of the characters." And when asked if she is concerned with how her family will be represented, Khloe said, "It's neither here nor there — however they want to portray us is fine. I still want to see it."
So far, Khloe is the only Kardashian offspring to speak publicly about the series. Yet since she channeled the energy of her dead father in a Nov. 2015 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians through Hollywood Medium star Tyler Henry, it's good to know that she's at least open to watching Schwimmer's interpretation of her dad on the FX show.
As anxious as I am to see the FX series, I'm also intrigued to see the inevitable KUWTK episode in which the sisters discuss watching the series.
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