Malcolm Jamal-Warner is back on TV, starring in FX network’s original hit series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
The limited series takes viewers inside the O.J. Simpson trial, with a candid look at the battle to convict or acquit the NFL Football Hall of Fame inductee of a double homicide.
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the FX series stars Cuba Gooding Jr. (O.J. Simpson), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian), John Travolta (Robert Shapiro), Sara Paulson (Marcia Clarke), and Selma Blair (Kris Jenner).
Jamal-Warner plays Simpson’s best friend, A.C. Cowlings.
In an interview with theGrio.com, Jamal-Warner talked about a conspiracy theory centered on O.J. Simpson’s son from his first marriage, Jason Simpson (then 24-years-old), possibly killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
“There’s a theory that his son Jason did it,” Jamal-Warner said. “I hear he’s a chef, so he’s nice with the knives. There was some kind of issue with how he felt about Nicole in terms of taking his dad’s attention away from him. That’s a really interesting take on it. If [O.J.’s] son did it, he’s gonna take the fall for his son. He’s not gonna let his son go to jail.”
Jamal-Warner also took a moment to discuss his former TV dad, Bill Cosby, and give an update on the 78-year-old comedian’s health, which has some folks concerned.
“When I talk to him on the phone, vocally, he sounds fine,” Jamal-Warner said. “He’s always had some eye issues. He’s had four or five different eye surgeries over the course of the years. So that’s something that he’s been adapting to. But when I talk to him, I don’t hear the guy that we’ve been seeing most recently, walking with the cane. I don’t hear that kind of frailty in his voice.”
Lastly, Jamal-Warner discussed his former Cosby castmate Raven-Symone, who’s raised some eyebrows with comments she’s made during her stint as a co-host on The View.
“Raven’s my homie,” he said. “I’m not gonna front. Raven… Keisha… everybody. We’re all mad cool. I think it’s important to realize where her frame of reference is. It’s from an entirely different place than most people.”
“I do think that she represents a particular mindset out there. She’s speaking from her heart. She’s being genuine about it, and I think there are people who genuinely think like she does.”
Be sure to catch all-new episodes of The People v.s. O.J. Simpson Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.