Jason Alexander Says Women Hated Him Over Pretty Woman Role: "I Was Punched Many Times"

The 'Seinfeld' star played a sleazy lawyer in the 1990 rom-com.

Jason Alexander got "punched many times" because of his role in Pretty Woman.

The 61-year-old actor portrayed lawyer Philip Stuckey in the 1990 classic and he admitted the character made him "hated" by women around the world, who had no hesitation in telling him what they thought of his character's actions.

Speaking to Robin Bronk on the At Home With The Creative Coalition podcast, Jason recalled: "I was known around the world as the asshole who tried to rape Julia Roberts so women hated me.

"I would walk down the street and women would say mean things to me.

"I got punched many times. I got spit on by one woman. It was a rough year."

Jason revealed he wasn't even director Garry Marshall's choice for the role because the filmmaker felt he was too "little" and "baby-faced" to be convincing.

The Seinfeld star said: "It was a unique situation because when I got [Pretty Woman], I fully understood that the director did not want me. I was not what Garry Marshall wanted.

"I had auditioned for him, he was very sweet. He basically said, 'You're too young. You're too baby-faced. You're too little.'

"There were other people he tried to get and I don't know why but they couldn't make a deal... I got the part because they couldn't make a deal with the actor they wanted and they were desperate."— BANG

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