Jason Alexander, known for his role as George Constanza on “Seinfeld,” jokes that his aging appearance prevents him from being mobbed by fans while in New York. He acknowledges that he still gets recognized but appreciates that he can live a relatively normal life. Alexander has returned to his theatrical roots by directing the Broadway play “The Cottage,” a comedy that he found hilarious and knew he had to be a part of.
Jason Alexander jokes that he doesn’t get mobbed by fans due to his aging appearance, but still gets recognized and appreciated for his work.
Title: Jason Alexander Reflects on Fame, Aging, and His Return to Broadway
Jason Alexander, widely known for his iconic portrayal of George Constanza on the hit sitcom “Seinfeld,” recently opened up about his experiences with fame and aging. In an exclusive interview with Page Six at the Broadway opening of “The Cottage,” Alexander humorously remarked that his aging appearance has shielded him from being mobbed by fans while strolling through the streets of New York. Despite this, he still encounters fans who recognize him, extending their appreciation with a kind salute and wave.
Grateful for the enduring support and admiration of his work, Alexander considers himself fortunate to have been part of the television industry during what he describes as a golden age. He reminisces about the era when “Seinfeld” was in production, which he believes offered a more favorable environment for television actors. Reflecting on the changing landscape of the industry, he expressed his confusion about the subsequent shift that occurred after the show ended, particularly in terms of how television and streaming have transformed.
Having returned to his theatrical roots, Alexander directed the comedy play “The Cottage,” featuring a talented cast including Eric McCormack, known for his role in “Will & Grace,” along with Alex Moffat, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper. Although Alexander has an extensive background in critically acclaimed plays, “The Cottage” resonated with him immediately. The script, a hilarious send-up of old Noel Cowardesque shows and 1930s-1940s films, captivated him.
Set in 1923 rural England, the play centers around a countryside cottage that serves as a backdrop for various infidelities, resulting in a madcap chain of events. However, amidst the comedic chaos, the story also tackles themes of female empowerment and self-determination. Alexander was particularly drawn to the play’s exploration of a woman finding her own path and making her own choices.
“The Cottage” opened to great anticipation, with notable celebrities in attendance, including Sean Hayes, Steven Weber, Bernadette Peters, and Lea DeLaria, all eager to witness Alexander’s directorial prowess. While Alexander continues to make his mark on Broadway, he recognizes the value in having had the opportunity to leave an indelible impression on television history.
In the world of Hollywood, where fame can often be overwhelming, Jason Alexander’s down-to-earth perspective allows him to appreciate the balance between recognition and living a normal life. As he embarks on this new chapter in his career, directing “The Cottage,” both fans and critics eagerly await his next theatrical endeavors, celebrating his contributions to the entertainment world.