Marcia Clark’s Take on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Finale — and Recollections of That Day More Than 20 Years Ago

Apr 4, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Marcia Clark, who prosecuted O.J. Simpson for murder in 1995, has been closely following the FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which airs its finale, “The Verdict,” tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 5. In an interview with EW.com, Clark offers her thoughts on the upcoming finale and recalls the day more than 20 years ago when the verdict was read.

“I can’t resist seeing how it’s all going to end,” Clark told the publication, noting that even though the outcome of the trial is well-known, the filmmakers have succeeded in generating suspense.

“It feels like we’re watching a 10-part film — that they can create all that dramatic tension even though you know what’s going to happen,” Clark said. “And they’ve done such a nice job of getting the dynamic right. I’ve been very impressed with that. It’s not easy to do and I didn’t really expect it.”

Recalling the events of Oct. 2, 1995, the day Simpson was found not guilty, Clark indicates that she knew what the verdict would be. But she recounts an incident that morning, before the verdict, when she encountered defense attorney Johnnie Cochran: “I was very surprised when I saw Johnnie that morning and he looked sick and upset. He came up to me and he said, ‘Nice case, Marcia.’ And I said, ‘Johnnie, why are you upset? You won.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I don’t know, Marcia, I just don’t know.’ He told me he was very worried about the outcome.”

We encourage readers to click on the link near the top of this story to read EW.com’s full interview with Clark.

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One Comment

  1. Marcia Clark and Chris Darden blew this case from the start,

    1st was jury selection 9 blacks 2 whites 1 Hispanic who let this happen, if I didn’t know better I would have thought Chris and Marcia were working for the defense.

    2nd Marcia’s trying to convince Kato of his book deal and the book he never wrote she looked like a total fool, I thought the attorneys were not to ask questions that they didn’t have the answers for.

    And finally I would like to have Mr. Simpson step forward and try on the gloves, nice move.

    And now Marcia is a consultant on court cases, really who cares what she thinks.

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