As renowned prosecutor Marcia Clark stepped into the spotlight while leading the murder case against O.J. Simpson, behind the scenes she was just a normal single mom, struggling to divide her time between work and her kids. And in a moment of self-doubt, she got some support from an unexpected ally.
One day during the 1995 trial, Clark asked the presiding judge if she could take a half-day off to sort out care for her kids. Because the trial was televised, her request was on caught on camera.
“I thought I was gonna get slammed by the public with ‘She can’t handle it as a prosecutor! Women can’t do this job!’ ” she told author Sheila Weller for the upcoming book “Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge," according to Page Six.
But when she got into work the next day, she was greeted by a colorful gift from a fellow single mom whom she had never even met.
Clark saw a “huge basket of flowers from Carrie [Fisher], with a note that was so empathic and right on, it made me think, ‘Oh, my God … This is what I needed!’”
At the time, Fisher had separated from partner Bryan Lourd and was taking care of their daughter, Billie Lourd.
“Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge" debuts Nov. 12.