Selma Blair: ‘I feel like a mother hen to the Kardashian kids’

SELMA Blair says she feels forever invested in the Kardashian family after her role playing Kris Jenner in The People v. O.J. Simpson television miniseries.

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Blair told she feels like a “mother hen” to Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob after her turn as the world’s most famous mum.

“It was such a strange thing,” she said of playing Jenner, “and now I feel forever invested in Kris and the Kardashian children.

“I’m an older girl and while they’ve had so much success, I’m really protective of it and I love those girls and so when they do something, I feel like a mother hen.”

That includes Kim Kardashian’s now infamous nude selfie, posted earlier this month, which became the subject of much debate.

Blair says she thoroughly supports the reality star and mum-of-two’s decision to post the shot.

“She’s a woman that has been through a lot, she had a sex tape released without her permission and she went through some Playboy stuff without her permission and I think she’s a woman that is controlling her sexuality and she looks gorgeous and she wants to post it and I’m all for it.”

The 43-year-old said she has been told her whole adult life that she looks like Jenner, particularly when she has short hair.

And even Jenner herself agreed.

“She was supportive and said I did great and was very chic as a young her, God bless her.

“The day I met her I had a lot of eye makeup on and my hair back and we probably did look alike, actually there’s a selfie of us together. I think she did say we looked alike, but I’d have to look a lot cuter to look like Kris Jenner.

“I was really grateful to play her, she’s such a huge person and to even have a little part playing her is a huge thing, it’s embarrassing but also really wonderful.”

When quizzed on why Blair found the role “embarrassing,” she said: “You don’t know if you’re going to do the person justice and she’s alive, it was her best friend who died and you’re playing a part in that,” she said.

“That people would accept me as Kris Jenner is a gift.”

The People V O.J Simpson airs Sunday 8.30pm on Ten.


Selma Blair on Playing Kris Jenner in American Crime Story: “I Don’t Have Enough Good Things to Say About Her”

selma blair kris jennerSelma Blair tells Us Weekly what it’s like playing Kris Jenner in the upcoming anthology series American Crime Story Credit: Araya Diaz/WireImage SOURCE: UsWeekly

Selma Blair is a member of the Kris Jenner fan club. The actress, who plays the momager in FX’s upcoming series American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson, tells Us Weekly, “I happen to love Kris Jenner.”

“I found her to be endearing and extremely intelligent and warm and generous. I don’t have enough good things to say about her,” the Cruel Intentions actress, 43, told Us at the Operation Smile 2015 Gala in Beverly Hills on Friday, Oct. 2. “I thought she was wonderful. I don’t think I knew just how amazingly likeable she is and how giving.”

American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson tells the story of the 1995 murder trial of the former NFL star, and the Legally Blonde actress tells Us that she closely followed the proceedings, which culminated in a not guilty verdict that was handed down 20 years ago this weekend.

Jenner, 59, was married to Robert Kardashian, who represented Simpson in the trial as his defense attorney.

“I remember really following the O.J. Simpson case and really feeling tremendously for Ron Goldman’s family and Nicole Brown Simpson,” Blair tells Us. “I think it’s important to keep remembering.”

The first photos of Blair as Jenner surfaced in May this year.

“People do say I look like Kris,” Blair told Us at an event for the Children’s Justice Campaign on May 12, when she and Jenner met on the red carpet for the first time. “You kind of have to get in her mindset from like 20 years ago with this trial.”

American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson is set to air in February 2016, and features a star-studded cast that includes Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Jordana Brewster, Nathan Lane, Evan Handler, Cheryl Ladd, and Connie Britton.

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Selma Blair To Play Kris Jenner In ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’


This is a juicy piece of casting on FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Selma Blair is set to play TV reality star and Kardashian clan matriarch in the the miniseries, which takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s black community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Selma Blair Cast As Kris Jenner in American Crime Story

In the mini, Kris Jenner is the ex-wife of Simpson’s attorney and confidant Robert Kardashian. They had four children that formed the core of the reality TV juggernaut Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob. She married Bruce Jenner soon after the divorce. Robert Kardashian died of cancer in 2003.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Ryan Murphy is executive producing with fellow American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Blair is repped by Gersh and Troy Nankin at Wishlab.