The show’s punching bag, portrayed by actress Heidi Swedberg, was poisoned to death in an episode from 1997 caused by licking cheap invitations to her wedding with George.
Alexander confessed in an interview with Howard Stern, “I couldn’t figure out how to play off her. Her instincts for doing a scene … and mine were always misfiring.”
Their lack of chemistry was so apparent to the rest of the cast that Julia Louis-Dreyfus half-jokingly chimed in. Alexander told The Howard Stern Show, “Julia actually said, ‘I know, don’t you just want to just kill her?’ And Larry [David; creator of Seinfeld] went, ‘Ka-bang! Now we got to kill her, we got to kill her!’”
In response to the backlash that fired in against his criticism, the actor posted an explanatory tweet well over 140 characters.
Oh dear God, leave Heidi alone Read: http://t.co/14Q5akRj38
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) June 4, 2015
He ended his long-winded statement with a simple apology to Swedberg:
To Heidi, I personally apologize. You are a sweetheart. I actually launched into this on Stern to defend you. But this is why I’m not a lawyer.
The actress has yet to speak out on the matter, perhaps because she has already expressed all that needs to be said to her doubly stupid fiancé.
In happier Seinfeld news, Louis-Dreyfus reunited with Jerry Seinfeld for the season two premiere of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. You can watch their Hollywood run-in with Hilary Swank on the series’ website.