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.