Brenda Strong ('Sue Ellen Mischke')
"Obviously, Jerry had a long line of girlfriends on Seinfeld; I didn't want to be one of Jerry's girlfriends, as those are generally a one-off. That's why I loved it when the writers came up with Sue Ellen, because she always was looking for an opportunity to win with Elaine. She was Elaine's personal Lex Luthor."
"When I auditioned for the role, I was so happy when I got into the room, because they were really emphasizing the class of this woman. At one point, I remember saying, 'So how tall is Julia?' And you could just see Jerry and Larry David's eyes light up, because they realized that the character of Elaine would be just around bra height, because I'm tall and Julia was obviously not as tall as I am. So the physical comedic aspect of the proximity of my breasts to her face weren't lost on any of them."
"People always assume Sue Ellen was in the final episode, but she wasn't. Only the characters that had been wronged by Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer came back for the finale. But Sue Ellen was never a victim, she was always the perpetrator. She became the parallel to the OJ Simpson trial, so there was this kind of meta-moment where life and art reflect each other. I've had a couple times where I've walked down the street and someone will yell out their car window: 'Sue Ellen'. I've had firemen ask me to sign bras for their wives."