'Seinfeld' ruined this actress career simply because they couldn't get along.
If you watched Seinfeld, you may remember the time that George (Jason Alexander) and Susan (Heidi Swedberg) were engaged. But, you may have had trouble understanding why the relationship was so short lived.
Alexander was a guest on Wednesday's 'Howard Stern Show' and admitted that the show's writers decided to kill off Susan with poisonous envelopes because he and the rest of the cast did not enjoy sharing scenes with the actress.
"I couldn't figure out how to play off of her," Alexander said of Swedberg, who followed her 1997 departure from the celebrated NBC sitcom with roles on Roswell
, Gilmore Girls
"Her instincts for doing a scene, where the comedy was, and mine were always misfiring. 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 I'd adjust, and then it would change."
Alexander said he wasn't happy when, three episodes into Swedberg's stint on the series, co-creator Larry David informed him that George and Susan would be getting hitched.
"What [David> said was, what Heidi brought to the character is, we could do the most horrible things to her, and the audience was still on my side," Alexander said, laughing.
Later on the show's run, with producers still unsure of whether Susan and George would go through with the weeding, Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared a number of scenes with Swedberg and finally understood what Alexander was complaining about.
"They go, 'You know what? It's f—ing impossible. It's impossible'," said Alexander, who stressed that he had nothing against Swedberg personally. "And Julia actually said, 'Don't you want to just kill her?' And Larry went, 'Ka-bang!'" Just like that, the character's fate was sealed (so to speak).
Since then this actress' film industry has basically stopped.
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