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Cuba Gooding Jr. Exclusive on Playing OJ Simpson & Why It Was Difficult to Detach From the Dark Role + He Pop Locks In-Studio

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It’s been over two decades since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder, now Oscar winning actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. is embodying him in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” — and stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about it.

While in-studio, Cuba explains the shame he felt while shooting, and how hard it was to shake the dark role after filming was over. He elaborates on how he never understood how other actors had a difficult time detaching from a dark characters — but this time around, he finally understood.

There were also crazy and spooky life parallels that occurred while shooting. Watch above as he explains + enjoy some dope b-boy dance moves.

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