Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviewed O.J. Simpson for Sunday night's finale of his controversial Showtime series "Who Is America", an awkward exchange that featured the disguised comedian trying to prod Simpson into confessing to murder.
On the final episode of Who Is America?
At some point during the interview, LaVergne said, Simpson realized it was "Sacha Baron Cohen doing his thing", based on a few tells that gave it away: a legal pad he took out during the conversation - which isn't something a billionaire playboy would be using - and the fact that Cohen is 6'3.
Still in character as Monaldo, the comedian even tried to get Simpson to empathise with him by sharing a fake story about his "girlfriend" Christina, who he wanted to stab. "She knows that? Oh, Jesus, help me", said Simpson in response.
After Gio's girlfriend says Simpson is handsome, he calls her gorgeous.
Disguised at Gio Monaldo, the United Kingdom comic tries to get the former star to admit murder, and explains who he is to his "girlfriend" with a stabbing motion. The ex-Buffalo Bill responded laughing while saying, "I didn't kill nobody".
While in character, Cohen told Simpson about his fantasy of killing a woman to which Simpson told him to "stop". You're not O.J. the movie star.
"What, you didn't kill him too, did you?"
"We want you to be 100 percent truthful how you got away with it", Monaldo asks.
Whether it's worth diving into the O.J. saga yet again and paying him to do so is up for debate, as are numerous things Baron Cohen did over Who Is America?
So far, Cohen has duped ex-congressman Joe Walsh, former vice-president Dick Cheney, former Senate candidate Roy Moore, journalist Ted Koppel, ex-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former Republican state representative Jason Spencer. Also, Baron Cohen says "Me and you, we got something in common". We had been divorced.
OJ Simpson, whose fame originally stemmed from his athletic career but later became notoriety after he was accused of killing his wife and her lover, was the subject of a circus-like murder trial.