Here's 'Veep' Reason Julia Louis-Dreyfus Went Public With Cancer Fight

Lawrence Kim
October 21, 2018

Louis-Dreyfus has since returned back to Veep and is now filming the last season.

She added while referencing "Veep", "A lot of people worked for me and I knew I couldn't really keep it private because I had to tell everybody what was going on, and then I just sort of embraced that and I got a lot of positive feedback".

However, fewer episodes doesn't mean the season was any easier to shoot - in fact, for Louis-Dreyfus, it was one of the most harrowing because she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer right before filming was scheduled to begin.

'My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, ' Louis-Dreyfus captioned in the video.

Per the Post, Louis-Dreyfus went in for a biopsy on a Friday in September 2017, then won her latest Emmy (marking 11 total in her career) for playing the veep on Veep on Sunday, then received her cancer diagnosis on Monday.

Now that she's officially cancer-free, she's back to work on Veep and ready to get back in the swing of things.

She'll also receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 21 in Washington, D.C.

'I'm savoring every second of it, ' she declared in the ET interview. But she said that the good news was that she had supportive family and friends as well as a great insurance.

"I adore these people and I adore the show and what we've been able to achieve with it", she told Kimmel of the long-running comedy's impending season 7 conclusion, of which she has only three episodes left to film and is set to air in spring 2019.

The actress' announcement that she had the disease stunned her fans, who followed her battle with cancer via social media. "I was really pleased with the reaction".

After having a procedure in February, she posted a photo with the message: "Hoorah!"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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