The ‘Seinfeld’ actor reveals to his former co-star that he was offered a huge bribe to spill the beans ahead of the highly-anticipated finale of their TV show.
Jason Alexander was offered a big bribe to spill details of the “Seinfeld” finale.
The actor reunited with his “Seinfeld” co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a virtual chat on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, to raise funds for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, and both looked back on the beloved sitcom, which ran from 1989 to 1998.
At one point, Alexander revealed he was given the chance to bank a big payday if he was willing to leak news about the show’s ending.
“My own publicist… was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money,” he recalled, “and I went, ‘They’ll kill us!’ ”
Louis-Dreyfus asked if the publicist was fired, to which Alexander quipped, “No, I gave him a raise.”
The finale in 1998 shattered ratings records when 76 million viewers tuned in to watch the end of the show about nothing.
Proceeds from Jason and Julia’s catchup will benefit Direct Relief, an organisation aimed at helping medical professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.