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Jason Alexander Reveals The Violent Backlash He Obtained For Starring In ‘Fairly Girl’

Jason Alexander is legendary for his beloved character George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” however the actor can also be well-known (and despised) for his position as lawyer Philip Stuckey within the iconic 1990 movie “Fairly Girl.”

The actor was candid concerning the impact the position had on his life ― and why the movie was initially rather a lot completely different than the way it turned out ― throughout an look on the podcast “At Dwelling With The Inventive Coalition” with CEO Robin Bronk.

“It was an odd solution to meet a nationwide viewers as a result of I used to be identified all over the world because the asshole that attempted to rape Julia Roberts,” he stated on the episode, which dropped Tuesday. 

“And so girls hated me,” Alexander defined. “I might stroll down the road and ladies would say imply issues to me. I received punched many occasions, I received spit on by one lady ― it was a tough 12 months.”

The “Seinfeld” alum additionally stated that the movie was truly alleged to be a lot completely different and far darker than the ultimate product. 

Jason Alexander visits the SiriusXM Hollywood Studio on March Three in Los Angeles. 

“What many individuals don’t know is ‘Fairly Girl’ the script and ‘Fairly Girl’ the film are related, however they’re removed from similar,” Alexander revealed on the podcast.

“‘Fairly Girl’ the script was a reasonably darkish affair. It was extra of a dramedy than a rom-com. And [director Garry Marshall] was executing numerous that movie out of his head and inspiring individuals to create moments that weren’t there and emotions that weren’t there,” Alexander added.

“And I received onto the set the primary day ― and it was a scene with Richard [Gere] ― and Richard had stated to me within the make-up room, “Prepare, trigger I don’t know what movie we’re making right here.” 

Alexander stated he had a tough time going into filming as a result of director Garry Marshall didn’t initially need him for the position. 

“I had auditioned for him. He was very candy, and he principally stated, ‘You’re too younger, you’re too baby-faced, you’re too little,’ Alexander stated, explaining that Marshall needed different actors however “couldn’t make a deal” with any of them. 

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in a scene from

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in a scene from “Fairly Girl.” 

Fortunately, casting director Dianne Crittenden was eager on Alexander getting the position and repeatedly caught her neck out for him. 

“She stored bringing me up and bringing me as much as the purpose the place Garry stated, ‘For those who say his title once more I’m gonna fireplace you.’ And I received the half as a result of they couldn’t make a cope with the actor they needed and so they had been determined ― the film already began capturing ― and so they didn’t have this character.”

Marshall got here round rapidly on the primary day of filming, Alexander stated, and the remaining is historical past. 

Julia Roberts has spoken concerning the movie’s unique gritty ending earlier than, again when it was known as “3,000” as an alternative of “Fairly Girl.” 

Within the first iteration, Roberts instructed Selection, her character Vivian Ward was thrown out of a automobile in the long run and a person “threw the cash on high of her, as reminiscence serves, and simply drove away leaving her in some soiled alley.” 

“Thank god it fell aside,” she stated.