Julia Louis-Dreyfus chose to reveal her breast cancer diagnosis before the media got involved.
“Originally, I’ll be honest with you, something like this journey I’d been on, I normally wouldn’t share such a private thing publicly,” the actress told Entertainment Tonight. “I knew it would get out there because I knew we had to shut down production [on “Veep”] for a number of months in order to accommodate my situation.”
“So then I thought, ‘Well, I’m just going to embrace this and attack it and try to do it with a sense of humor,” the comedian, 57, added. “I was really pleased with the reaction.”
In September 2017, Louis-Dreyfus shared her news with a short note on social media.
The next month, the “Seinfeld” alumna had surgery and was feeling “ready to rock” after the procedure.
In the summer of 2018, Louis-Dreyfus began shooting the seventh and final season of “Veep.”
She’ll also receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 21 in Washington, D.C.