Marcia Clark is grateful for FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson for showing the rampant sexism present during the O.J. Simpson trial.
Clark was more or less torn apart by the media during Simpson's trial, mostly on a personal level. Her hair and her attitude were among chief topics of fodder for all sorts of media outlets, essentially presenting her as someone worthy of being mocked.
But through The People v. O.J. Simpson, many viewers have come to realize how unfairly she was treated, especially compared to her male counterparts.
Clark spoke with Entertainment Weekly in a new interview about if she feels a sense of redemption through her sympathetic portrayal by Sarah Paulson in the series.
"Well, I don't know if I would use that word. That makes me seem like a criminal. [Laughs] But I know what you mean," she said. "I will say that it's pretty incredible to feel finally somewhat understood. That's it. And I'm so grateful that the show has put a spotlight on the sexism aspects, which weren't discussed that much even in the aftermath of the trial."
The finale of The People v. O.J. Simpson airs tonight and while Clark may not want to re-live the reading of the verdict, she admitted that to this day she still thinks there wasn't much she could have done differently to affect the case's outcome.
"In terms of what we did—no. We gave everything thorough consideration, so I don't have those qualms. And I don't know if our decisions had been made any differently, if it would've made any difference," she said.
Clark was also asked if the Simpson trial went down in 2016, if the outcome may have turned out differently.
"I mean, look at what we can see. Look at what's going on. I think it would be very iffy," Clark admitted.
The American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson finale airs Tuesday at 10/9c on FX.
Watch a promo for the final episode below: