Jason Alexander Sorry for Telling Howard Stern He Couldn’t Stand Actress
Jason Alexander is apologizing for comments he made while visiting Howard Stern’s radio show. Stern known for a more informal interview process often gets his subjects to open up in a way that isn’t typical for celebs doing the talk show circuit. Stern asked Alexander why Heidi Svedberg, the actress that played Susan, was killed off, and the former Seinfeld actor stepped into some deep do.
Alexander explained that the actors had trouble working with her saying their comedic timing was thrown off in scenes they shared. He told Stern, “I couldn’t figure out how to play off of her.” He continued saying, “Her instincts for doing a scene, where the comedy was, and mine were always misfiring.”
Despite the comic connection between the actors, the audience responded to the George and Susan storyline in a big way and Alexander admits he was not happy when series’s co-creator Larry David informed him that George and Susan had wedding bells in their future.
Eventually his costars Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared his sentiment saying, “You know what? It’s f—ing impossible. It’s impossible.” He recalled Louis-Dreyfus saying, “Don’t you just want to kill her?”
It was that off the cuff comment that made David say, “Ka-bang!” The character of Susan was going to get killed off. Alexander laughed about the things done to Svedberg’s character saying, “We could do the most horrible things to her, and the audience was still on my side, ” a rarity for his character George Constanza, the guy who never seemed to luck out.
Alexander’s comments made waves on social media with him eventually sending out a Tweet apologizing to Svedberg. Telling Twitter followers, “Oh dear God leave Heidi alone Read:” with a link to his TwitLonger apology.
Saying he felt awful he explained it almost as his own George Constanza moment in which in his explanation to Stern, he misspoke and was not clear that it was not the actress that they couldn’t stand and that it was his own lack of skill that prevented him from playing off of her. He apologized profusely calling her a “kind, lovely person who undoubtedly worked really hard to create Susan,” saying she made the character what Larry David wanted.
Howard Stern gets celebrities to open up but Alexander’s choice of words could be their own Seinfeld episode. What did you think of his comments? Is his apology sincere? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.