Lead prosecutor Marcia Clark (R) and lead defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr (L) look at each other during a hearing concerning entering into evidence the 488 prosecution exhibits in the O.J. Simpson murder trial 07 July.
"She's an awesome actress", the prosecutor added. "At the end of the day, there was no way to reach that jury", Clark said.
Clark also recalled her reaction to the prosecution's seeming failures-i.e. having O.J. try on the glove. "I didn't want to live through it again". I never did. That was [co-council Chris Darden's] call. "I had enough solid evidence without taking risks like that", she said. "I thought, 'Oh my god, this is not good".
However, Clark never blamed Darden for the verdict. She slammed him in a speech that should inspire all working mothers to cheer.
At the time of the trial, Clark continually denied rumors surrounding their relationship. However, Clark feels that no amount of physical evidence would have been sufficient for a conviction due to racial bias. "He kept me from just utter depression so many days". "And then I just kind of felt like, 'I don't need to do this anymore'".
Press play on our exclusive interview below to find out why Clark says American Crime Story is "enormously painful" for her to watch.
"Honestly, I don't know whether he would be convicted today", Marcia Clark told Dateline NBC in an interview set to air Sunday night.
Clark explained that the jury's blatant distain for in the courtroom and the prying eyes of the public her often left her feeling "dispirited" and Darden was one of the few people who could cheer her up.
On Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Sarah Paulson told the show's host about a time when she had "a lot" of tequila with Marcia Clark, the person who inspired her role for The People v. O.J. Simpson mini-series.