"Hopefully he will find some sense of redemption and healing," the actor tells PEOPLE
“Hopefully he’ll see some truth in it,” the actor tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
For Gooding Jr., 48, watching the new Ryan Murphy series ideally will be a spiritual experience for Simpson. “Hopefully he will find some sense of redemption and healing,” he said at Perry Ellis’ New York Fashion Week Men’s show. “To be thoughtful and reflective.”
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Going inside the case against Simpson after the murder of ex Nicole Brown Simpson, American Crime Story also stars John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and David Schwimmer and Selma Blair as Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (then Kris Kardashian).
As for whether or not Simpson, 68, has reached out to the man portraying him on the small screen, the actor said he had not been contacted – yet. “But it’s just been a few [days],” he added.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson airs Tuesdays (10 p.m. ET) on FX.