Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Cinderella”

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Jason Alexander took a pay cut

At the time this version of Cinderella was released, Jason Alexander, was making big bank playing George Costanza on “Seinfield.” But according to The New York Times,  this project was so important to him, he accepted the role for a fraction of what he normally earns for just a single episode of “Seinfield.” This role was important not only because Alexander had aspirations of playing the lead role in the film version of Sweeney Todd, but also because he believed in musicals.

”We’ve spent endless hours talking about what a pathetic crime it is that this form is so rarely done in film these days, and more often than not, not done well. This is a big responsibility and a big opportunity. Because if ‘Cinderella’ doesn’t work, if it doesn’t get ratings and isn’t successful, it’s going to clamp the lid down on this kind of work pretty hard.”

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