SEINFELD Actor Michael Richards Says Co-Star Jason Alexander Almost Left the Series During Season 3

Seinfeld it was a classic series that continued to have a devoted audience decades after its end, and its stars have become close friends who have good things to say about each other and their time on the show all these years later.

But things haven’t always been perfect over the course of the show, and one star recalls a time when one of her co-stars almost left the series at the start of season three.

Michael Richardswho played Kramer on the NBC comedy, wrote a memoir in which he says neither he nor Jason Alexander (who played George Costanza) were needed for an episode titled “The Pen”.

Page Six cites an excerpt from Richards’ book, where he writes that while he took his absence in stride, Alexander was more annoyed. “Jason threatens to quit after learning he also won’t be in the episode. He is furious,” Richards wrote in his memoir, adding that he sympathized with his fellow actor.

“Jason came into the show with more confidence than anyone. He had won a Tony Award on the New York stage, no small achievement, and until reading the chart for ‘The Pen’ he had taken it for granted that Seinfeld it’s a buddy show, with him and Jerry as the leads. But this business breeds both enormous egos and incredible insecurity, and this episode is one of those ego-shattering wake-up calls.

Australian news.com.au reports that Alexander confirmed Richards’ claims several years ago. In 2017, he said Enter Hollywood who at the time had become angry with Larry David, the sitcom’s head writer, and had threatened to leave the show.

The series and its stars have had some ups and downs, but everything has been great and fans are happy that the series has managed to keep going with nine great seasons.

via: Deadline

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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