LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 07: Sonya Eddy attends the Premiere of Apple TV+'s “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” at Regency Bruin Theatre on March 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)
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Jerry Seinfeld's Leadership On Seinfeld Set A High Bar For Sonya Eddy
Sonya Eddy was a staple of television, from her long-running stint on “General Hospital” to her memorable appearances on “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Young Sheldon.” Eddy’s most iconic role was Rebecca De Mornay on “Seinfeld,” and working on the sitcom made a huge impression on her. The late actress said that Jerry Seinfeld ran his series so effectively, no show compared.
In an interview with “This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty,” Eddy shared that Seinfeld motivated everyone on the set of the comedy by fellowshipping with all of the crew members. She said, “They all wanted to [work hard] because everybody loved Jerry, and Jerry knew everybody's names. [...] I thought he was a really good captain because he made everybody feel important.”
Eddy admired Seinfeld’s leadership. She added, “I tell every single person the day that I get my own show, I'm going to run my show like Jerry Seinfeld did. Because I have never and still have yet to be on a set where everybody was pulling equally hard to make it a great show.” Eddy may have never had her own show, but she was a true talent who is missed.