Jason Alexander really regrets talking shit on "Howard Stern" this week.
In better times. (via NBC)
My mother always said, don't say anything behind someone's back if you wouldn't say it to their face. This is, of course, impossible. Especially if you're a celebrity and everyone loves the show you were on and wants to hear all the hot gossip about it, constantly. Rumors swirled for years about why Heidi Swedberg's character Susan was so unceremoniously killed off during the season 7 finale, licking cheap wedding invitation glue, and some of those rumors were kinda nasty.
Yesterday, Jason Alexander tried to clarify on Howard Stern that she wasn't killed/fired because she was terrible, they just lacked chemistry. It's an old story and I guess one people have heard before, but it took off again like wildfire. Guess people still really miss Seinfeld?
Anyway, realizing he'd drawn a whole bunch of unwelcome Internet attention towards Swedberg, Alexander just issued an apology. The whole thing is very gracious and 'mea culpa'-y. Here's a taste:
Ok folks, I feel officially awful. Yesterday on @Sternshow, I retold a story I had told years ago about my personal difficulties and insecurities in playing George against the Susan that Heidi Swedberg created... But in telling this story, it sounds like we are putting a heavy burden on Heidi. I, personally, am not. Heidi would always ask if there was anything in the scenes she could do or if I had any thoughts. She was generous and gracious and I am so mad at myself for retelling this story in any way that would diminish her.
Aw. This still sucks for Swedberg, but as my co-worker pointed out yesterday, she's raking in those sweet, sweet royalty checks. Take that apology all the way to the bank, girl.