As the world obsesses over the infamous O.J. Simpson case once again, Cuba Gooding Jr. is thinking of the victims.
The actor, who plays Simpson on the popular “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” recently revealed he suffered a “nervous breakdown” on set as he reflected on the murder of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
“As I did this research, specifically one scene in particular — when we shot the scene at the funeral when O.J. kisses Nicole’s corpse. I remember we broke for lunch and I went into my trailer and I couldn’t stop weeping,” the 48-year-old told Steve Harvey on Thursday.]
Goldman and Nicole Simpson were found stabbed to death in 1994 outside of her condo.
The Oscar-winning actor delivered a message to the families of both victims, expressing guilt that the tragedies were back in the spotlight.
“I just hope that they find some peace because I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” he said.
“I don’t pretend to try to understand what any of this means to either the Goldmans or the Browns, but I’m an actor. I was asked to do a role. Hopefully I brought some truth to it and that will help in the process of understanding the circus that was this time in America,” he continued.
Source: New York Daily News | MELANIE DOSTIS