Tuesday, September 25, 2007

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actress Sheds Her Tough Image

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Susie Essman plays a no-nonsense wife On the HBO series, but for her latest TV gig, she’s looking to loosen up a bit.

Essman – who plays Susie Greene on Curb – is hosting a new reality competition on Bravo called Better Half, where couples take on each other’s stressful professions, and Essman is determined to show the contestants her fun side.

Essman explains, “I’m there to make them comfortable and provide some light humor and support for when they get sick of their partners telling them what to do. I like to make them all laugh, even when they want to kill their husband or wife.”

And although Essman has succeeded in getting most of the contestants to smile and open up to her, it has been a more difficult task than she anticipated.

Essman says, “A lot of the contestants recognized me from Curb Your Enthusiasm and were nervous to talk to me because they thought I’d be mean like my character on the show. They were surprised and happy that I’m actually a fun, nice person – nothing like Susie Greene!”

Better Half premieres October 3 on Bravo.

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