Seinfeld star Jason Alexander reveals he was offered money to reveal secrets from the series finale

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Seinfeld stars Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus reunited through video conferencing on Instagram Live to raise funds for Direct Relief, and Alexander revealed quite the interesting detail about the finale.

Louis-Dreyfus, 59, recalled that they filmed the finale on the CBS Radford lot in Studio City, California, and she remembered paparazzi trying to figure out who would be in the episode, as she recalled, ‘Seriously? Who gives a s**t.’

Alexander, 60, then added his publicist actually had an offer where the actor would be paid to leak secrets about the finale before it aired.

Finale: Seinfeld stars Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus reunited through video conferencing on Instagram Live to raise funds for Direct Relief, and Alexander revealed quite the interesting detail about the finale.

‘I don’t know if this came through you too, but my publicist was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money,’ Alexander said, which seemed to surprise Louis-Dreyfus.

‘And I went, “They’ll kill us,” you know, how can you do that?’ he responded, as Louis-Dreyfus added, ‘I hope you fired that publicist.’

Alexander joked that he ‘gave him a raise,’ as Louis-Dreyfus also joked, ‘And you made a fortune.’

Secrets: 'I don't know if this came through you too, but my publicist was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money,' Alexander said, which seemed to surprise Louis-Dreyfus

Secrets: ‘I don’t know if this came through you too, but my publicist was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money,’ Alexander said, which seemed to surprise Louis-Dreyfus

The Seinfeld finale aired on May 14, 1999, long before shows had to worry about plot details and photos leaking regularly like they do today.

The finale drew in a whopping 76.4 million viewers, which ranks as the fourth-highest viewers for a series finale in TV history.

The Seinfeld finale falls just below The Fugitive (78 million viewers), Cheers (84.4 million viewers) and M*A*S*H* (105.9 million viewers).

Finale: The Seinfeld finale aired on May 14, 1999, long before shows had to worry about plot details and photos leaking regularly like they do today

Finale: The Seinfeld finale aired on May 14, 1999, long before shows had to worry about plot details and photos leaking regularly like they do today

All-time: The Seinfeld finale falls just below The Fugitive (78 million viewers), Cheers (84.4 million viewers) and M*A*S*H* (105.9 million viewers)

All-time: The Seinfeld finale falls just below The Fugitive (78 million viewers), Cheers (84.4 million viewers) and M*A*S*H* (105.9 million viewers)

Louis-Dreyfus and Alexander decided to discuss two classic episodes from Seinfeld, The Chinese Restaurant from Season 2 and The Contest from Season 4.

Alexander recalled thinking back on The Chinese Restaurant and thinking, ‘We were close,’ meaning close to hitting their stride as a series.

Louis-Dreyfus agreed, saying it was a good episode, ‘but there was an element of cringe, watching it back.’ 

Contest: Louis-Dreyfus and Alexander decided to discuss two classic episodes from Seinfeld, The Chinese Restaurant from Season 2 and The Contest from Season 4

Contest: Louis-Dreyfus and Alexander decided to discuss two classic episodes from Seinfeld, The Chinese Restaurant from Season 2 and The Contest from Season 4

Alexander added that the network was ‘flummoxed’ by the episode at the table read, ‘to the point of hostility.’

A fan chimed in and asked if there was a moment if they knew it was a hit, but Alexander said they never thought they were ‘all that.’

Though he recalled a moment when he was on the sidewalk shooting B-roll for an Entertainment Tonight segment when a young African-American girl screamed out, ‘I love you George!’ 

Flummoxed: Alexander added that the network was 'flummoxed' by the episode at the table read, 'to the point of hostility'

Flummoxed: Alexander added that the network was ‘flummoxed’ by the episode at the table read, ‘to the point of hostility’

Moment: A fan chimed in and asked if there was a moment if they knew it was a hit, but Alexander said they never thought they were 'all that'

Moment: A fan chimed in and asked if there was a moment if they knew it was a hit, but Alexander said they never thought they were ‘all that’

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