Selma Blair Sings Kris Jenner's Praises Ahead of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" Tuesday Premiere

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Selma Blair took on her role in the upcoming The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story expecting to embody Kris Jenner as best she could. She never imagined the close friendship that would develop between her and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.

During a recent interview with E! News, Blair talks about the role and the friendship.

"When I started this little role, I was just so excited to be working with Ryan," Selma Blair says of producer Ryan Murphy. "But I gained a friend that I cherish, I really do. She's a warm and generous and open and giving woman. And this was her best friend. This isn't a story about Kris Jenner, my character, but Nicole Brown Simpson was a young woman with a group of friends who loved her and I know Kris hopes this raises some awareness for domestic violence by revisiting this case and Nicole."

Blair first met Kris Jenner a day after learning she'd been cast in the role.

"She just told me really intimate sweet things about their friendship," Selma Blair says, "and the guacamole that [Nicole] made and just things to make it really human to me. Because I watched the case when it happened and it was just nice to have little personal things to put in my back pocket. And to realize that Kris loved her."

When The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story premieres tonight--Tuesday, February 2--fans will see Selma Blair as Kris Jenner attending the funeral of Nicole Brown Simpson.

"It was right in front of us," Selma Blair as Kris Jenner whispers through tears. "He always had that temper. He'd be smiling and then she'd mention some guy and he'd start screaming."

"Did you ever see the pictures of her face after he laid into her?" Connie Britton as Faye Resnick asks. "You know she hid them away, just in case something happened."

It definitely sounds as though Selma Blair will portray a side of Kris Jenner that most--only aware of her Keeping Up With the Kardashians "momager" persona--are completely unfamiliar with. It also sounds like the show will cast a light over many of the aspects of this tragedy that even those who diligently watched the O.J. Simpson trial back in 1995 missed.

Will you be tuning in this evening to The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story to see Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and countless others reenact what came to be known as the trial of the century?

Tune in to FX at 10 p.m. for the first of 10 episodes.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.