Gooding Jr. emotional during filming

Cuba Gooding Jr. (who is playing the role of the most controversial NFL star O.J Simpson in the crime TV series "American Crime Story: The People V.O.J Simpson") recently had a very emotional moment and a nervous breakdown while filming an episode of said show. Reports claim that the 48-year-old actor who is cast as the condemned football star had tears in his eyes while canning the scene where O.J Simpson kisses his dead wife Nicole on her forehead at her funeral.

The Oscar winning star explained that it was emotionally tiring because of the overwhelming feeling of guilt. Gooding also reportedly said that in the 90’s when the murders actually took place, he watched the entire case unfold in the media just like millions of others.

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The show is based on the bestseller The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson written by Jefrey Toobin. Gooding also shared his experience of playing the most controversial NFL star on Larry King recently, where he said that it was an emotional roller coaster indeed. Gooding also revealed on the show about his Oscar win and how he acquired the role of Jerry Maguire and the roles he regrets turning down. The role of O.J Simpson in the current #Series has tested him on many levels including the not guilty verdict he had originally associated to the trial.

While most people over 30 years of age will remember the original turn of events which unfolded in 1995, the show is a perfect way for the current generation to relive the infamous trial. The original moments being recreated by FX, the show is beautifully portraying the month long trial which was the topic of discussion of millions of people in the 90’s.

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The show is getting real with every passing episode as the third episode showed the underlying effects of racism on the case which even in reality had played a big role in the O.J Simpson trial. The series airs every Tuesday on FX at 10 p.m. and apart from Goodings Jr. it also features David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, John Travolta, and Courtney B. Vance as defense lawyers. #Celebrities #Fiction