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Video: Seinfeld on Scientology

Access Hollywood
updated 10/29/2007 8:05:56 PM ET 2007-10-30T00:05:56

Jerry Seinfeld helped create buzz around his latest film project, “Bee Movie” by sitting down with “Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush over the weekend.

Among their topics of conversation? The stir Seinfeld recently caused when he revealed he’d dabbled in Scientology.

“I did some Scientology courses about 30 years ago,” Jerry told Billy. “The only thing that bothers me about people knowing that is that it is not my complete wacko resume. It’s just one aspect!

“I am very interested in self help things,” Jerry continued. “When I was a young man in my 20s I would explore like meditation, and I studied Aikido and karate and yoga and I would just take little things from each of these things.”

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“But everyone else takes from yoga and Aikido and all those things, but Scientology has this stigma around it. And you say it was very helpful?” Bush asked.

“Yeah, well I didn’t do very much. I don’t know that much, I just did a little but I liked it,” Seinfeld said.

“Why did you stop?” Bush asked.

“I don’t know... I was kind of flitting from thing to thing. I was interested in exploring,” Seinfeld noted.

Thirty years after his Scientology exploration, Seinfeld’s life is a lot different. He’s been married to wife Jessica for seven years. The couple has three young children.

“Why does it work so well?” Bush asked.

“You make the other person happy,” he said. “Most guys I don’t think, don’t even want to be happy. They just want to be left alone. That is the male dream: just leave me alone.”

“Married life — is this part of the future material in stand up cause there is so much there?” Bush asked.

“It is already there. It is the gold mine. It is the ultimate comedy gold mine, marriage. If I did another TV series it would be called ‘Mrs. Seinfeld,’” Jerry said.

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