David also experienced a problem in his relatively new relationship with Lucy Liu, the latest considerably-younger actress to come into his orbit, after walking into a sliding-glass door, causing her to see him more as a feeble old man than a potential romantic partner.
Still, perhaps the most eyebrow-raising wrinkle involved David pitching a comedy about a younger version of himself to HBO’s rival, Netflix, whose executives were eager to buy it. Of course, there were immediate hiccups, with David pushing for an unqualified actress to be cast in order to make a potential lawsuit go away, and the notoriously prickly writer-producer telling executives they’d get along fine as long as nobody tried to give him notes about what to do.
In the past, David’s fictional commercial endeavors — such as Mel Brooks casting him in “The Producers” — have run throughout entire seasons, meaning that Netflix could be receiving plenty of marquee time on the HBO series. (Like CNN, HBO is a unit of WarnerMedia.)
So how does HBO feel about that? Network representatives declined to comment. But it seems like a pretty good sign that HBO doesn’t give the real Larry David a whole lot of notes either.