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Cuba Gooding Jr. Admits to Breaking Down While Playing OJ Simpson

Oscar-award winning actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. has been leading viewers of the new FX seriers American Crime Story on such an emotional roller coaster. If you haven't tuned in, you must see his uncanny portrayal of the former NFL star. 

During a recent sit down with Larry King he discussed the challenges he faced playing disgraced ex-NFL player and why it took him a month get back to a normal frame of mind following the role. He compares the darkness he felt to what Heath Ledger experienced during the filming of Dark Knight.

"I remember Heath Ledger said after he played the Joker character that it was just a darkness he couldn’t shake and I always thought that was kind of BS. I was like you’re an actor, you’re supposed to go in and out, but it’s true Larry. I’m telling you." He also revealed to Larry why he had a nervous breakdown while portraying O.J. Simpson.

Check out a clip of the interview! 

 

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