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David Schwimmer Declined Offers To Talk To The Kardashians For 'American Crime Story'

"I didn't feel that was necessary. And they wanted to do it on camera."
David Schwimmer didn't think it was "necessary" to speak to the Kardashian sisters about their late father. 
David Schwimmer didn't think it was "necessary" to speak to the Kardashian sisters about their late father. 

David Schwimmer takes on the role of the most famous Kardashian prior to 2007 -- lawyer Robert Kardashian -- in the upcoming miniseries "American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson."

To prepare for the part, the former "Friends" star revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he spent more than two hours on the phone with Kardashian's ex-wife Kris Jenner, but declined offers to speak with his character's famous daughters to get more insight into the kind of man their late father was.

"The producers of ['Keeping Up with the Kardashians'] had asked me if I wanted to talk to the daughters, too, but I didn't feel that was necessary. And they wanted to do it on camera," he revealed.

L to R: David Schwimmer on the set of "American Crime Story," and Robert Kardashian in 1994. 
L to R: David Schwimmer on the set of "American Crime Story," and Robert Kardashian in 1994. 

While talking to Kim, Khloe and Kourtney may not have been "necessary" for Schwimmer, younger versions of the sisters, who were in their early teens at the time of the trial, appear periodically in the series, showing up in what THR called a "somewhat cringe-worthy" scene in which their father lectures them about the perils of fame. 

"We are Kardashians, and in this family, being a good person and a loyal friend is more important than being famous," Schwimmer tells his on-screen daughters. "Fame is fleeting. It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart."

Check out the young actors playing the Kardashian kids: 

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