Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Jerry Seinfeld Flies 3,000 Miles to Fix a PR Problem on “Saturday Night Live” (Watch Video)

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Jerry Seinfeld has good advice from someone in public relations.

He flew 3,000 miles back from Los Angeles to New York yesterday so he could appear on “Saturday Night Live.”

Seinfeld, who is generally beloved, has been putting his foot in his mouth lately after doing too much press for his movie, “Unfrosted.” It used to be you rarely saw Seinfeld in the media. But for the last two weeks it’s been impossible to get away from him.

On Thursday night he was on stage at Netflix is a Joke in Los Angeles, still promoting the movie — which has very negative reviews that come mostly as a reaction to his comments about the movie business, I think.

Last night he popped up on “Weekend Update” trying to defuse the situation. This was fine, but now it’s time to take a break. He also owes Hugh Grant an apology for constantly saying he was hard to work with. (What was that all about?)

What did Jerry say that caused all of this trouble? In an interview with GQ about the movie biz:

“It was totally new to me. I thought I had done some cool stuff, but it was nothing like the way these people work. They’re so dead serious! They don’t have any idea that the movie business is over. They have no idea.”

Doubling down, he continued: “Film doesn’t occupy the pinnacle in the social, cultural hierarchy that it did for most of our lives. When a movie came out, if it was good, we all went to see it. We all discussed it. We quoted lines and scenes we liked. Now we’re walking through a fire hose of water, just trying to see.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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