Amid buzz from The People v. O.J. Simpson, Christopher Darden is weighing in on his relationship with Marcia Clark.
Darden and Clark's intimate yet platonic relationship has been explored over the past few weeks on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Played by Sterling K. Brown on the miniseries, Darden spoke with Entertainment Tonight recently about why some people thought they had a romance.
"People wanted there to be something more there, because it was just a terrible, terrible crime," Darden theorized.
While romance may never have happened, he did suggest a deep friendship between them.
"I felt like her protector, and I felt like the protector of all of my staff and the whole prosecution team," Darden noted. "In a way, they were my responsibility... That was my crew."
Now that The People v. O.J. Simpson has brought Darden and Clark's relationship into the limelight again, he admitted that even his wife, Marcia Carter, asked him a few questions recently.
"Not eight days ago, we were sitting in bed and she turned to me and said, 'Did you date Marcia Clark?'" Darden said, laughing. "I said, 'Are you really asking me about some woman I met 22 years ago? Years before I even met you? Are you really asking me that question?'"
Darden said he was not asked for his input during the production of the miniseries, and feels no obligation to watch it. After all, he lived it and probably doesn't want to go through it all again, considering the final outcome.
"I can do without it," he said. "Maybe in three years I can go back and read Twitter and not be offended. You know? Or angry. But you spend 20 years trying to get past something like that. You spend 20 years trying to move on with your life, and then it all catches up with you."
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.