O.J. Simpson is speaking out about Cuba Gooding, Jr. portraying him in the FX series, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Former Nevada prison guard Jeffrey Felix is speaking on Simpson’s behalf to Page Six. Felix — whose book Guarding the Juice is being published next month — reveals that the Lovelock Correctional Center doesn’t have the FX channel. O.J. Simpson is hearing about the show from other guards, Khloe Kardashian, and A.C. Cowlings.
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According to Felix, “O.J. says [Gooding’s] not tall enough and his head is too small. O.J. has a huge head.”
References to Simpson’s forehead are made since his yard name is Bobble Head. The Native American inmates call him Buffalo, Felix said.
Aside from the physical features, O.J. thinks Cuba is a good actor, Felix shares.
The former prison guard explains that Simpson is “upset” that the FX series suggests that he’s guilty of murdering ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
In one episode, O.J. takes a lie detector test, and gets a minus 24. “That’s a complete flunk,” Felix said. “But O.J. told me [years ago] he passed the lie detector.”
The infamous white Bronco chase in the “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” skimmed over why Simpson decided not to commit suicide. Felix went on to say that O.J. was moved by one particular moment that involved a child.
“The only reason he didn’t shoot himself in the head in the Bronco is that he saw a kid on the side of the road holding a sign saying, ‘We Heart You Juice!’” Felix said.
Apparently, the sign made put things in perspective for O.J. Simpson.
“It made him think of his own childhood, and about his own kids, and how they wouldn’t have any parents,” Felix added.
What do you think of Cuba Gooding, Jr. playing O.J. Simpson in the series?