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Jason Alexander Was 'Punched Many Times' Because Of This Movie Role

Jason Alexander is opening up about his iconic role in Pretty Woman.

Speaking with Robin Bronk during the At Home With The Creative Coalition podcast, the 61-year-old actor reflected on his role as attorney Philip Stuckey in the 1990 film, opposite Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

“It was a unique situation because when I got [Pretty Woman], I fully understood that the director did not want me,” Jason admits. “I was not what Garry Marshall wanted.”

He continued, “I had auditioned for him, he was very sweet. He basically said, ‘you’re too young. You’re too baby-faced. You’re too little.’ There were other people he tried to get and I don’t know why but they couldn’t make a deal… I got the part because they couldn’t make a deal with the actor they wanted and they were desperate.”

Jason also recalled that the part actually turned him into one of the most hated actors at the time.

“I was known around the world as the asshole who tried to rape Julia Roberts so women hated me,” he says. “I would walk down the street and women would say mean things to me.”

He recalls that he “got punched many times. I got spit on by one woman. It was a rough year.”

Just last year, Julia opened up about the intended original ending for the film. See what she said here…

Britney Spears' Ex Husband Jason Alexander Wants to Rekindle Their Romance

Britney Spears‘ ex husband Jason Alexander attended a #FreeBritney protest this week and in addition to showing his support for her removal from her conservatorship, he also would like to give their relationship another try.

“Oh, yeah, definitely,” the 38-year-old said when asked if he would give their relationship another try (via Us Weekly). “If they would give us an honest chance, you know? And she really wanted that. I’d give it a shot.”

“I’ve got love for her, definitely,” he continued. “But, you know, I’ve had to move on, so it’s kind of like one of those things. It’s not gonna be the end of the world if it don’t happen, but I feel like I’m showing my support.”

Jason added, “I’d love to be back in her life some way or another, but this conservatorship is holding that back from happening. We never were given a shot the first time around. If there’s feeling still there, maybe we see where they go but that’s not — you know that’s on her.”

“I want to see Britney get what she rightly deserves,” he added. “And from personal conversations [we’ve had], she doesn’t want to be under the conservatorship obviously and it’s affecting her life still to this day in a negative way. Yeah, it’s time for it be over with.”

Jason and Britney married in 2004 in Las Vegas and it’s famously the shortest celeb marriage on record!

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Jason Alexander, Kevin James & More Pay Tribute To Jerry Stiller After News of His Passing

Jerry Stiller‘s former co-stars are paying tribute to the comedian on social media, after learning of his passing.

Jason Alexander, Kevin James, Leah Remini, and many others shared their memories of the star.

“Such sad news that my beloved friend, Jerry Stiller, has passed,” Jason wrote on Twitter. “He was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside. He made me laugh when I was a child and every day I was with him. A great actor, a great man, a lovely friend. #RIPJerryStiller I Love you.”

Kevin and Leah, who starred with Jerry on King of Queens, also shared tributes to Jerry.

“One of the most kind, loving, and funny people to ever grace this earth. Thank you for so many incredible memories. I love you and miss you. Requiescat in pace.🙏” Kevin posted on Instagram with a photo of the two.

Jerry‘s son Ben Stiller shared the news of his father’s passing this morning.

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Jason Alexander Says He Was Bribed to Leak 'Seinfeld' Secrets

Jason Alexander says that people tried to get him to leak secrets from the series finale of Seinfeld in exchange for money!

The actor recently had a virtual reunion with co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Instagram Live and they opened up about the buzz surrounding the series finale. The studio had to build walls around the set to prevent paparazzi from catching photos from the finale shoot.

“I remember thinking at that time, ‘Seriously? Who gives a s–t?’” Julia said.

While Jason agreed, he revealed that his own publicist had asked him if he’d want to leak secrets.

“My own publicist — I don’t know if this came for you, too — my publicist was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money,” Jason said (via Variety). “And I went, ‘They’ll kill us!’ How can you do that?”

When Julia said that she hoped Jason fired the publicist, he jokingly said, “No, I gave him a raise.”

The series finale of Seinfeld aired on May 14, 1998 and it was watched by 76.3 million people.

Dan Levy, Andy Cohen, Idina Menzel & Many More Stars Have a Virtual Saturday Night Passover Seder for Charity - Watch!

It’s Passover, and everyone is digitally invited!

A ton of stars came together online to sit around a virtual Seder table with music and comedy to raise funds for the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Tasty on Saturday (April 11).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dan Levy

Seder guests included Pamela Adlon, Jason Alexander, Reza Aslan, Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Rabbi Sharon Brous, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Cohen, Darren Criss, Fran Drescher, Billy Eichner, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Harvey Fierstein, Tan France, Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Josh Groban, Richard Kind, Julie Klausner, Nick Kroll, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Dan Levy, Judith Light, Camryn Manheim, Milo Manheim, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Debra Messing, Isaac Mizrahi, Busy Philipps, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Solomonov, Shaina Taub, Nina West, Henry Winkler, Finn Wolfhard and Rabbi David Wolpe, among even more stars.

Watch them all celebrate the Jewish holiday in the one-hour digital special…

'Seinfeld' Star Jason Alexander Sends a Message to 'Game of Thrones' Cast: 'I Know About Disappointed Fans'

Jason Alexander is reaching out to the cast of Game of Thrones.

The 59-year-old Seinfeld star sent a message to the cast of the hit HBO series amid heavy fan criticism on Monday (May 20) on his Twitter.

“Dear #GOT company, I know a little something about finales and disappointed fans. My advice: live in joy that you are part of something that moves people so. You were all magnificent. My family and I loved it all. Thanks,” he wrote.

He also clarified his own thoughts about the highly publicized – and criticized – Seinfeld finale in 1998.

“To be clear, I adored the Seinfeld finale. I just keep getting crap about it from fans. I loved that Jerry/Larry found an organic way to bring back all the amazing guests that enriched our show. It was an amazing week together filming it,” he wrote.

See his messages…


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James McAvoy, Sebastian Stan & More Represent The Studs at The Children's Monologues' Benefit!

James McAvoy is bulging through his shirt while posing for photographs at The Children’s Monologues Benefit held at Carnegie Hall on Monday (November 13) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined by Sebastian Stan, Andrew Garfield, Trevor Noah, Javier Munoz, Common, Lakeith Stanfield, Daveed Diggs and Jason Alexander at the event benefiting Dramatic Need – a charity that uses the arts to uplift children in South Africa and Rwanda.

The Children’s Monologues presented performances based on the stories of children growing up in Rammulotsi in the Free State. Children there were invited to describe a day they would never forget, which award-winning playwrights then adapted for the stage.

James has been keeping busy filming scenes for his upcoming film Glass, the sequel to Split.

FYI: Sebastian is wearing Pierre Hardy shoes.

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