9 Surprising Facts About ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’

A painted metal statue of OJ Simpson
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A painted metal statue of OJ Simpson, made by artist Gene Logan

If you’re been glued to your TV every week watching FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, you might not what realized some tantalizing tidbits about the show. Here, we’ve rounded up the most interesting “Did you know?” facts.

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Lancome's Magie Noire

> The design team re-created the life-size statue of O.J. that he kept in his backyard. Flavor Flav owns the real one.

> During filming, Sarah Paulson wore the same Lancôme Magie Noire perfume that Marcia Clark used in the mid-1990s. She bought it on eBay.

> John Travolta consulted with Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks for their approval on his Robert Shapiro makeup.

> Like their miniseries counterparts, Robert Kardashian and his kids did indeed celebrate Father’s Day 1994 at L.A.’s Chin Chin restaurant.

> Selma Blair, who plays Kardashian’s ex, Kris Jenner, spent Christmas Eve at the Jenner home.

Chin Chin restaurant

> Larry King is the only person to portray himself on the series.

> David Schwimmer was asked to appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians while researching his role as patriarch Robert. He declined.

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> As in the series, Lance Ito really did receive (and show off) a signed photograph from Arsenio Hall.

> For the courtroom scenes, Schwimmer and Travolta wore shirts by the same custom tailor who made Kardashian’s and Shapiro’s shirts for the trial.

The People v. O.J. Simpson, Tuesdays, 10/9c, FX