A couple of bomb women getting boozy!
I love how most of the actors in FX’s series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story never really met or talked to the people they were playing, which makes for a weird and often cartoonish show. But, I have to say Sarah Paulson kills it as former prosecutor Marcia Clark…probably because they bonded before the series was shot. And by bonded, I mean GOT WASTED.
The actress, 41, recalled their first meet and greet during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, March 8:
“I drank a lot of tequila with her,” Paulson told host Ellen DeGeneres. “It was really fun. It was like the mole kept moving all over her face in my mind,” she added, referring to Clark’s beauty mark. “It was like, ‘Is that you? Oh, now it’s on your forehead.'”
The actress was “so excited” to meet the famed DA.
“I made a lot of weird, sort of squeal-y pig noises,” Paulson admitted. “I had spent so much time with my nose sort of in a book, about her, her actual book, the Toobin book.” (Jeffrey Toobin wrote The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson in 1996. Clark wrote her own book, Without a Doubt, in 1998.)
“When I saw her, it was like seeing someone I’d idolized or had a terrible crush on for my whole life. And she walked into the restaurant and I was like, ‘Ahhh,'” Paulson continued. “And she sort of looked around like this was a sort of terrifying experience for her.”
Unlike O.J. with Cuba Gooding Jr.’s performance, Clark has been impressed with Paulson’s portrayal of her on the FX drama.
“I’ve been a fan of hers for years. I just love her,” Clark told Entertainment Weekly last month. “She was even more wonderful in person.”
Clark has also been watching the Ryan Murphy created show and really digs it. Watch Paulson’s interview in THIS video and tell me you don’t want Marcia and Sara to be real life buddies!