Jason Alexander Apologizes For Telling "Susan" Story On Stern Yesterday

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    (CNN)Actor Jason Alexander apologized Thursday for telling Howard Stern that the reason "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David killed off his character's fiancee in 1996 is that he couldn't figure out how to work with her.

    "She was generous and gracious, and I am so mad at myself for retelling this story in any way that would diminish her," Alexander said in a Twitter apology to the actress, Heidi Swedberg.

    Alexander initially told the story Wednesday in an interview with Stern. He said the decision to kill off George Costanza's fiancee, Susan Ross, wasn't just a comedic one.

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    Heidi Swedberg and Jason Alexander in a scene from "Seinfeld."
    David made the decision after cast members said they couldn't figure out how to work with Swedberg, Alexander said Wednesday.

    "I love her. She's a terrific girl. I love her," Alexander said of Swedberg. "I couldn't figure out how to play off her.

    "Her instincts for doing a scene, where the comedy was, and mine were always misfiring," he told Stern.

    "And she would do something, and I would go, 'OK, I see what she's going to do; I'm going to adjust to her,' and then I'd adjust, and it would change."

    Alexander told Stern that David and the other actors said he was crazy for thinking scenes with Swedberg weren't working. That's when only he was working with her, Alexander said.

    When castmate Julia Louis Dreyfus and others began to interact more with the character, they realized the timing was off, too, Alexander said.

    "And Julia actually said, 'I know it's, just, don't you just want to kill her?' " Alexander said. "And Larry went, 'Kabang! Now we've got to kill her.' "

    On Thursday, however, Alexander said that Swedberg was always willing to do whatever she could to improve her scenes and blamed himself for any shortcomings.

    "If I had had more maturity or more security in my own work, I surely would have taken her query and possibly tried to adjust the scenes with her. She surely offered. But, I didn't have that maturity or security," he said.

    Swedberg didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Alexander said Thursday in his Twitter post that said the decision to kill off Ross -- by licking cheap wedding invitation envelopes tainted by toxic glue -- was the inventive out that David and star Jerry Seinfeld were looking for to avoid Costanza getting married and not any reflection on Swedberg.

    "It works perfectly," he said of the on-screen relationship.

    Alexander said he regretted "putting a heavy burden" on Swedberg, who despite appearing in nearly two dozen television and film projects appears to have moved on to focus on playing and teaching music.

    "Now everybody, calm down and just enjoy the reruns and think, 'why did he think this wasn't working? This is great,' " Alexander said.
     
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    Apologizing is just the opposite he would do.

    Maybe it will help him get more work.
     
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    Wiggy must be pleased with himself. I don't see that Jason has anything to apologize for though.
     
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    When Susan's family was 1st introduced they all lived in a little crappy apartment with dirty wheelchair marks all over the floor, then all of a sudden they had money, "many many moneys", what's up with that?

    My theory is that they blackmailed John Cheever's family so he wouldn't be outed as Mr.Ross' gay lover.

    I have too much time on my hands.
     
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    Who?
     
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    Everyone fucking apologizes for everything.

    What a sick culture.
     
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    tthe end of the episode where she dies is the funniest thing they ever did on that show IMO
     
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    Howard still in the time warp, it's not 1995 anymore. What's next Geraldo Rivera going on Stern to discuss what might have been in Capone's tomb?
     
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    What's he apologizing for??????

    The show ended 18 fucking years ago. Her career is not going to be affected.

    Comedian Carol Leifer, a writer on Seinfeld, told Gilbert on his podcast that guest actors on 'Seinfeld' were routinely fired at dress rehearsal (or table read) if they did not fit and Larry David told them directly that it was not working out and that they would be considered for another part that fit their persona.
     
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    What else would get him on the news? :dontknow:



    without going tranny..

    Good publicist for 2nd rate actor.
     
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    Never watched the show. The fluffy headed jew comedian did that "situational" stuff, the kind of thing you find funny when you're 17 and high for the first time. Always non-threatening. "HEY, WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?" hahaha, yeah, that's a riot. Get in the oven. Fuck Jewish television sitcoms. I could not possibly care less. Not fun, not funny. I do not give a fuck about it.
     
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    I guess this isn't going to be the summer of George....
     
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    Now that's a great callback comment.
     
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    Just once I'd love to hear a (actor, politician, sports figure) who gets criticized for keeping it real to just say "Fuck you!" to the butthurt as swipes who get offended.

    It would be nice to have at least one person out there I could admire again.
     
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    If the self-proclaimed "greatest interviewer the world" had been paying attention, he would have asked Costanza to explain that comment in more depth. Or ask for a specific example or two. It's an interesting remark that's worth an explanation.

    "... where the comedy was ..." I'd like to know more about that. Isn't the comedy in the set-up and the punchline?

    I guess the zookeeper was too busy fantasizing about sucking off Ralph.
     
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    He told this story 2 years ago on the interview he did for the Archive of American Television.

    Sorry Howie.