The matriarch of the Kardashian empire is played by Selma Blair in the 10-hour miniseries. Jenner noted that fans of E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and other shows are from a “different generation” and aren’t all that familiar with the saga of the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1994-1995 and her former husband Robert Kardashian’s role in it as a close friend of Simpson.
Jenner said that she had lengthy discussions last year with Blair and David Schwimmer, who plays Robert Kardashian in “People,” prior to the production and appreciated the opportunity to give her input.
“It was a very dramatic, sad, crazy time in my life and something that was tremendously difficult to go through,” Jenner said Wednesday during an appearance at the NATPE convention in Miami. “It will be kind of weird to watch it on TV as someone who lived that whole thing.”
Jenner said she met Blair last year and has since become a good friend of the actress and her young son.
“Selma’s great,” she said. “I hope she’s done a really good job in bringing it home. She’s such a talented actress.”
Schwimmer reached out to her to get a sense of who Robert was as a person.
“Him and I spent hours on the phone,” she said. “He more or less wanted to know about Robert as a person. He was really interested in that and I really appreciated that. I wanted to give him some insight on that.”
Jenner noted that her late husband, who died in 2003, was a big fan of Schwimmer’s back when “Friends” hit big, around the same time as the Simpson circus. “It was kind of wild that he’s playing him,” she said.
Overall, Jenner said she’s “excited and anxious” about the miniseries shepherded by Ryan Murphy. “I want to see how it turns out. I heard it’s really well done.”