In a 2002 interview with Charlie Rose, Julia Louis-Dreyfus said the creative satisfaction she had while working on “Seinfeld” made a huge difference in her life, noting that joy was a key ingredient the production of the show. “I think it was extraordinary that we were all fortunate enough to get together, but when we got together it was kind of there … it was just a great group of people in the right place at the right time … we enjoyed the process, and.” I think that’s translated,” she said.
During the interview, Louis-Dreyfus pointed out that she was no stranger to comedy before Seinfeld, working on Saturday Night Live alongside Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who sent her scripts for the sitcom. The rest is history of course and they would do more than 100 episodes of the series. Louis-Dreyfus said that much of “Seinfeld” required three days of rehearsal before filming took a day and a half. And while the cast and crew worked hard to bring comedy to the masses, she told Charlie Rose that the fun they had on set translated very well to screen: “That was actually the great thing about it We had so much fun making ‘Seinfeld’ and then other people dug it up. It was like, ‘Wow! That is so cool.'”