ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
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Kristin Lai

Friends star David Schwimmer will be there for you when the rain starts to fall or like he's been there before, but if you're asking him to meet up with the Kardashian sisters on air he's going to have to pass.

Next month, Schwimmer will debut in the premiere season of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, playing one of Simpson's famed attorneys, and patriarch of the Kardashian family, the late Robert Kardashian.

The Hollywood Reporter / Courtesy of FX Networks; VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Image
The Hollywood Reporter / Courtesy of FX Networks; VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Image

As The Hollywood Reporter revealed in their interview with the cast, Schwimmer spoke directly to Robert's ex-wife Kris Jenner on the phone for hours, but he had to politely decline conversing with his famous daughters.

"The producers of ['Keeping Up with the Kardashians'] had asked me if I wanted to talk to the daughters, too, but I didn't feel that was necessary. And they wanted to do it on camera."

While it's difficult imagining anyone saying "no" to the Kardashian empire's power trifecta, I can completely understand Schwimmer's desire to stay away from E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The Hollywood Reporter / Courtesy of FX Networks; VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Image
The Hollywood Reporter / Courtesy of FX Networks; VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Image

This isn't the only cast member of the show to refuse to meet someone who was actually involved in the case. Cuba Gooding Jr. will be taking on the role of O.J. Simpson, but he said that sitting down with Simpson would only take him out of the proper mindset for the performance.

"He was the O.J. Simpson whom everyone loved — not just an athlete but a movie star — and in that cage, he's a broken man. Now, if I did a movie about O.J. Simpson in jail, I would do everything I could to sit with him and get into his mindset today, but I wanted to understand who he was when this crime happened."

Even though Schwimmer didn't speak to Robert Kardashian's children, young versions of all four of the kids have been cast in the show.

'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' will air on FX starting February 2.


(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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