Wayne Knight ('Newman')
"I remember when we were going into the last week, and David Hume Kennerly came to photograph backstage – he had been the photographer for Clinton, Nixon, presidents – and he's up in the rafters, shooting from the side as I'm preparing to make my last entrance as Newman. You realize just the magnitude of what you found yourself in. I remember shooting the finale and thinking, that it was the last chance. You're stepping into the batter's box, and you're trying to hit a home run. Backstage, when you were waiting to go on, there was Play-Doh and gum that people had made into figurines and statues on the back of the refrigerator on the set. I remember looking at that and rolling a little ball into a period, and sticking it on there prior to my final entrance, like, 'This is the end.' It was an amazing time."
"Over the years, I've gotten pretty used to people coming up to me and saying, 'Hello, Newman.' My wife is not necessarily thrilled by it. But I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that people are happy to see me, they appreciate what I've done. I think the important thing for me to remember is how fortunate I've been in terms of being part of iconic things. Jurassic Park was one of them. Seinfeld was one of them. And even looking up Sharon Stone's dress in Basic Instinct is one of them. They're iconic moments where you are part of something that enters the zeitgeist. I consider myself very lucky and whatever my resentments are over being famous, they're minuscule compared to my gratitude for being part of something really good."