“The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” has shown itself to be a fascinating show for many reasons, with one of the largest ones being the variety of little moves along the way that could have changed things.
For example, what would have happened if Robert Kardashian had departed the defense team, which is something he considered doing at one point on Tuesday’s episode? It could have changed many things, and that is something that David Schwimmer told TV Guide about further in a new interview:
“The key to [making this decision] to me is something he articulates in that emotional scene with Kris when he comes to the house to pick up the kids. It’s the fact that they’re so deep into the trial, and the media attention on the trial was so pervasive and immersive, that had he decided that late into the trial [to] just jump ship, the perception of the public, and possibly the jury, would be, “Even [O.J.’s] closest friend thinks he’s guilty.” So in other words, if Robert had bailed on him and left the case, he actually could be responsible for a guilty verdict. And he didn’t feel that that was his place. It was almost too late for him to do anything. He didn’t feel like he could handle being responsible for that verdict, both in the court of public opinion and the actual courtroom.”
We know where this story is going to go obviously since it’s a work of nonfiction, but we are left to wonder what would’ve happened here in the event that he had departed. The same goes for Sterling Brown’s decision to make OJ try on the glove or some infamous tapes that will be a part of the story next week.
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