Proving that at this point people will take any Seinfeld reunion they can get, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston co-presented the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and got extra big laughs as Dreyfus explained that he kind of looks like the guy who played Tim Whatley all those years ago. “That, uh, was me,” Cranston explained, explaining that their characters even shared a kissing scene. Elaine – er, Dreyfus – rolled her eyes and continued presenting.
Moments later, as Dreyfus approached the stage to accept her own award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Cranston ambushed her and they engaged in a steamy, TV-14 make-out session that didn’t stop until presenter Jimmy Fallon tore them off each other.
“Yeah, he was on Seinfeld,” Dreyfus admitted when she finally got to the mic.
When we talked to Cranston about playing Whatley for our Seinfeld anniversary piece a few months back, the actor copped to looking forward to playing his scenes with Dreyfus: “I had a big crush on Julia Louis-Dreyfus…when I saw the script for “The Labelmaker,” I remember thinking, Oh, so I have to make out with her? Hmmm…[laughs]. The night that we shot that, she was terribly sick, and she kept apologizing, knowing full well that I would get her cold. Which I did…but my god, it was worth it!” Congratulations on getting a second chance to express your admiration, Bryan.