Julia Louis-Dreyfus Played Elaine
Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine on Seinfeld. She was Jerry's ex-girlfriend and the queen of confrontation who always got the last laugh.
When searching for an actress to play the part of Elaine, Jerry says they "auditioned millions of people" for the part, including Rosie O'Donnell. During her audition, Julia read a scene with Jerry, but it was so casual, Julia had to jog Jerry's memory.
Julia: I recognized him, sort of-ish. I didn't know the world of stand-up particularly well. I sort of recognized him, and he came out and he was eating a bowl of cereal. And so then we just sort of hit it off.
Jerry: We read a scene together, right?
Julia: Yeah, we did. That's right.
Jerry: Very casually. You read there and I'll read this. See how it feels.
Julia: We did. It was really casual.