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September 08, 2016 at 06:02 PM EDT

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
tvpgr
TV-MA
seasons
1
run date
02/02/16
performer
Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Selma Blair, Connie Britton
broadcaster
FX
genre
Biography, Crime, Drama

Marcia Clark fans will be seeing double at this year’s Emmy ceremony. Sarah Paulson, who is nominated for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, is bringing the real-life prosecuting attorney to the ceremony with her, Clark confirmed to Access Hollywood on Thursday.

“I was incredibly honored that Sarah asked me to go with her to the Emmys, and it will be my privilege to be there to cheer her on,” Clark said in a statement.

Back in March, Clark told Larry King that The People v. O.J. Simpson was so accurate, it was “painful to watch.” Paulson told EW in April that one scene in particular, where Clark debuts a new haircut in the midst of the highly-publicized O.J. Simpson trial, was harrowing for her. 

“I walk in, and it was not only the comment, but the people behind me started laughing. There was like a tittering of laughter, and my throat just went completely closed. My cheeks got pink. Travolta gave me that big thumbs up. I was like, ‘This is the most humiliating [thing],’” Paulson told EW. “I felt so exposed. I felt like someone had just come into the room and pulled all my clothes off.”

The 2016 Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sept. 18 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

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