Sarah Paulson, currently dominating televisions as Marcia Clarke in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, isn't as obsessed with the series as the rest of the nation. In fact, as she revealed to Stephen Colbert on Thursday, she actually hasn't even watched a single episode of the smash FX series centered on the biggest trial of the century.
"You're not the only one, people are really into it," Paulson told Colbert when he started breaking down just how big of fans he and his wife are of the series centered on the trial of O.J. Simpson. "I'm not watching it. I'm like the only person in America not watching it." When Colbert suggested she simply watch an astutely edited version of the series that only included the best moments from her co-stars, Paulson politely declined: "I'm going to wait until it's all over."
Paulson also told Colbert that playing Clarke has presented a unique problem, as she filmed American Crime Story and American Horror Story simultaneously. "I don't smoke at all in life," Paulson said before breaking down just how much both series' characters required her to become immersed in the smoking life. "It got me a little crazy for the ciggies," Paulson admitted. "I was shooting them at the same time so it was a real situation."
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson hits us with the finale next week, meaning you should probably get caught up by revisiting our fact-checking breakdown of the most recent episode right here. If the thought of this obsession-promoting series exiting your weekly viewing habits is a bit daunting, fear not: the real trial is headed back to TV as a 12-hour marathon special.