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Based on the book, (Toobin, J.) ‘The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson’, the limited series gives audiences a behind-the-scene look at both legal teams during the legendary case of football sensation O.J. Simpson, accused and later acquitted of double homicide in the 90’s, according to fxnetworks.com.
Like all her roles, Parker’s extraordinary performance comes from her extensive preparation where she engulfs herself in as much information as she can, and this role is no different. In fact, for two months prior to filming, she fully immersed herself with interview clips and YouTube videos of her character and the trial stating, “I just fill myself up with information. I read everything [and] I talk with other people. It’s all consuming so that once I’m there, I’m completely prepared.”
While viewers follow this crime anthology, they are sure to enjoy Parker’s ability to seamlessly tap into Chapman’s vulnerability, where she combines grit and facial expressions to implicate the former member of O.J.’s dream team maneuver through a kaleidoscope of emotions throughout the trial, which original drew her to pursue the role explaining, “I love strong women that also are very tapped into their vulnerable side. I love showing multifaceted characters that are flawed.”
Like her character Chapman, Parker is also a multi-dimensional woman stumbling and triumphing daily as she attempts to balance it all in her own life as a mother of two, wife and career woman. Whether it’s dealing with rejection in her career, or making sure her family’s needs are well taken care of, she believes appreciating her loved ones and surrounding herself with a great support system make the journey well worth it revealing, “I want my legacy for my children to be that I was someone that they looked up to and learned from. I would want people to know that I was just a girl that was trying to make it all work and I was joyful along the way.”