If you’re a human with blood running through your veins, you’re probably obsessed with the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. (And if you’re not, you’re a zombie.) The Ryan Murphy-produced drama has reinvigorated the country’s obsession with the 1995 trial of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. For the first time, we’re receiving a fly-on-the-wall perspective on what happened inside (and outside) the courtroom. *MINOR SPOILERS*
And that involves a deeper look at the trial’s key players, including prosecutors Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) and Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown). The show hints at a possible romantic relationship between the co-chairs. In the latest episode, Marcia was visibly upset Chris didn’t kiss her after a night of drinking during a weekend getaway. But is there any truth to these so-called “sparks”?
Ellen DeGeneres did her best to find out. Clark stopped by DeGeneres’ show this week and addressed the issue in a rather, erm, coy way. DeGeneres kept asking Clark if she and Darden ever made out during the trial, but the lawyer kept skirting the question.
“We were really partners, we were trenchmates,” Clark said. “He wasn’t my second chair. We were co-counsel. I can’t tell you how important it was to have him there.”
“Did y’all make out?” DeGeneres repeated, making Clark laugh. “We danced!…We did take a trip to the Bay Area!” Clark responded. Hmmm. She didn’t confirm a kiss (or more), but she didn’t deny it, either. It’s the oldest Lawyer trick in the book!
Whatever the case, we ship these two now and forever.