SHE’S AS HAPPY AS LARRY

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - / CLARE RIGDEN

When they called “cut” on se­ries eight of Curb Your En­thu­si­asm in 2011 — the last thing Susie Ess­man, who stars in the cult com­edy as Susie Greene, ex­pected was to be back film­ing the next se­ries six years later.

But that’s pre­cisely what hap­pened, af­ter se­ries cre­ator — and Se­in­feld co-cre­ator, Larry David — de­cided it was time to re­visit the show.

“It had been six years! Which is crazy,” Ess­man, 62, says.

“I’ve never heard of a show com­ing back six years later. But that is an­other in­di­ca­tion that it is Larry’s world and we are just liv­ing in it.”

Ess­man says that six months af­ter the show ended, Larry called her to say he was done.

“And he was ab­so­lutely de­fin­i­tive. I re­mem­ber I started cry­ing. Like, weep­ing. Be­cause the thought of never be­ing Susie Green again — never putting on those crazy out­fits — the fact I had to let go of this char­ac­ter, was so sad to me.”

Fast for­ward to 2016, and, on a whim, Ess­man texted David. She says she had a feel­ing that he might be res­ur­rect­ing the show.

“He texts back, ‘I’m se­ri­ously think­ing of com­ing back’,” she rec­ol­lects. “And once he said that, I knew we were there.”

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