If I was casting the role of Nicole Brown Simpson’s fame whore friend Faye Resnick, my list of possibilities would look like this:
1. Jessica Lange since she can do it all.
2. Kato Kaelin in bad drag.
3. A badly sculpted clay figurine of Jocelyn Wildenstein.
5. A pristine dew drop on the petal of a daisy right after spring’s first rain.
The last person I’d ever think of would be Connie Britton, but that’s exactly who’s playing Faye Resnick in Ryan Murphy’s FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Ryan Murphy tweeted the news today. There’s not enough HUHs in the world.
Faye Resnick was Nicole Brown Simpson’s friend and stayed at her condo until 4 days before she and Ron Goldman were murdered. Faye moved out and checked herself into rehab for an addiction to Lohan powder. O.J. Simpson’s defense team burped up a theory about how Nicole and Ron were murdered by drug dealers who were looking for revenge after Faye failed to pay them the money she owed. Fame Whore Faye helped write two books about the Simpson murder trial. Faye also posed with her nipples out in Playboy a couple of years after the trial. She nows works as an interior decorator and sometimes pops up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as Kyle Richards’ plasticized guard dog.
Connie (that’s Rayna from Nashville to me and Tami Taylor to those of you hos who watched Friday Night Lights) was in the first season of American Horror Story.
So far American Crime Story stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, Ross from Friends as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Cross, John Travolta as Robert Shaprio and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran.
This is the strangest cast and I love it. It has all the makings of a camp classic. Seeing a de-wigged John Travolta grill Connie Britton as she’s covered in forty layers of lead-based paint and lip liner for days is going to be the new meaning of life. Let’s just hope that Ryan Murphy keeps the inspired casting coming by hiring Richard Kline to play Pimp Mama Kris.
Here’s the morally corrupt Faye Resnick (copyright: Camille Grammer) with Camille and Kyle Richards at some event in Las Vegas on Friday night.