`Emotional` Cuba Gooding Jr breaks down while playing OJ Simpson

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Johannesburg, Feb. 17(ANI): Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. recently broke down in tears while filming the role of a disgraced American footballer OJ Simpson in the true crime anthology, ‘The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.’

The 48-year-old actor got emotional while filming a scene where he has to kiss the face of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, Simpson’s wife while she was in her coffin, Channel, 24 reports.

Recalling the moving scene, the actor said that the day he shot the funeral scene and OJ kissed Nicole’s corpse, he got very emotional and cried perhaps because of his guilt.

Talking about the guilt, Gooding Jr said that because in 1995 when that verdict came up ‘not guilty’, he jumped up, he was yelling and screaming because he felt f***the man who tried to do another black man wrong and added that he never grieved for those two families and their loss, and it all hit him on that day in that scene.

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American Crime Story is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

The first season, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson, focuses on the murder trial of O. J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson. (ANI)

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