Thanks, but no thanks.
David Schwimmer, who plays the late Robert Kardashian in FX’s upcoming American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson series, says he didn’t want anything to do with theKim, Khloé or Kourtney Kardashian when it came to preparing his role as their father.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the 49-year-old actor reveals he was offered a chance to meet up with the Kardashian sister, but declined as he thought speaking to them face-to-face wouldn’t help with his part.
“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,” he tells the publication.
However, Schwimmer does admit he did speak with one important member of the famous clan: Kris Jenner, who was married to Robert during O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. According to Schwimmer, he spent two-plus hours on the phone with the momager discussing “how much a man of faith Robert was, how he prayed at every meal and before every big business meeting and how he was this very compassionate, generous guy.”
Despite the Kardashian girls not being involved in the pre-production of things, their presence is still felt in the show. In what The Hollywood Reporter describes as a somewhat “somewhat cringe-worthy” scene on the series, younger versions of the girls are lectured by their onscreen dad on the perils of fame.
“We are Kardashians, and in this family, being a good person and a loyal friend is more important than being famous,” he tells them. “Fame is fleeting. It’s hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart.”
Ya hear that, ladies?