The actor will portray Robert Kardashian in the upcoming FX miniseries

By Mia McNiece
Updated May 13, 2015 02:40 AM

After landing the role of the late Robert Kardashian in FX’s new true crime anthology series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson David Schwimmer turned to the woman who knew Kardashian best – his ex-wife Kris Jenner.

“I was lucky enough to speak to [Jenner] for a few hours who was very generous with her time,” Schwimmer, 48, told the Associated Press. “I thought, ‘Who better to tell me who Robert was as a husband and a father than her?’ And it’s been a very exciting process so far.”

Jenner, 59, may soon be getting a call from actress Selma Blair who will be taking on the role of the Kardashian matriarch.

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Ryan Murphy is directing the series, which just began filming and also stars John Travolta, as Simpson’s attorney Robert Shapiro, and Cuba Gooding Jr., who is portraying Simpson.