Sorry, O.J. Simpson. Not sure you have a decision in this whole “Casting process” thing, what with you being in jail…
Cuba Gooding Jr., who as you probably know plays O.J. Simpson in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, talked to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday about how O.J. Is NOT Supportive of his performance in the Ryan Murphy anthology series.
Word on the street is that O.J. Simpson wanted a different actor to play him in the series. So who was his number one choice? Find out, after the jump!
Yep, he wanted the handsome, the talented, the DENZEL WASHINGTON.
Though Simpson and Gooding haven’t talked directly, the former NFL player sent a message to the Oscar-winning actor from behind bars:”‘Cuba’s portrayal I feel indifferent about.” (Via US Weekly).
I bet if it was Denzel, it would be a different story. That being said, Denzel does look more like O.J. than Cuba. Doesn’t mean Cuba Gooding Jr. isn’t like, killing the role.
So who do you think would be a better O.J. Simpson: Denzel Washington or Cuba Gooding Jr.? WEIGH IN BELOW!