Cinema / 13-02-2020

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Never Made The Connection Between Downhill And A Classic Seinfeld Episode

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Never Made The Connection Between Downhill And A Classic Seinfeld Episode

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been a part of the new comedy/drama Downhill pretty much since its inception. The project was brought to her by Fox Searchlight following their collaboration on the 2013 film Enough Said, and with plans to produce as well as star she was on-board as the script was developed by Emmy winner Jesse Armstrong, set to be directed by Oscar-winning duo Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, and cast Will Ferrell as her co-lead.

As I recently learned sitting down with the two actors as well as the directors at the film’s Los Angeles press day, however, one funny connection that was never made was between the basic premise of the movie and a classic episode of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ legendary sitcom Seinfeld:

The Seinfeld episode in conversation here, "The Fire," aired in May of 1994 as the nineteenth episode of the show's fifth season. The title comes from the plotline centering on Jason Alexander’s George Costanza, who finds himself attending a birthday party for the child of the woman he’s dating (extra bit of trivia: the entertainment at the event is provided by a pre-Swingers Jon Favreau as Eric The Clown).



13-02-2020 14:00, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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