The series premiered Tuesday night on FX
Cuba Gooding Jr. said that filming the Bronco scene was intense
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” premiered Tuesday night, and Twitter was all about it.
FX’s 10-part series dramatizes “the case of the century.”
Viewers weighed in on such topics as Simpson watching the show and the casting of such stars as Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson and John Travolta as attorney Robert Shapiro.
Gooding told People that filming the Bronco chase scene (which fans are eagerly awaiting next week) was intense.
Simpson fled down Interstate 405 in his friend’s SUV on June 17, 1994, with a gun to his head, threatening suicide, after the death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. A portion of the Los Angeles Freeway was shut down over two weekends so the scenes could be filmed.
“In the back of that f***ing Bronco was just an emotional roller coaster,” Gooding said. “And getting in the mindset of a man on the verge of committing suicide, that was something that I will take with me for the rest of my life.”