Julia Louis-Dreyfus Fighting Cancer
The star will still give us the final season of Veep!
There is something great that all fans of the scathing political satire Veep on HBO should know. Julia Louis-Dreyfus- the award-winning actress has refused to quit from filming the final season. Despite battling cancer, and suffering through its treatment, she never considered not coming back on the show. Her illness might be the reason that HBO presented limited episodes. But again, some time in 2019, we’ll be welcoming the final seven episodes of the seventh season.
Back in September 2017, Julia Louis-Dreyfus got diagnosed with breast cancer. But she said that the good news was that she had supportive family and friends as well as a great insurance. However, she also announced that all women were not lucky enough. And urged people to fight all types of cancer and make universal health care a reality. Despite her diagnosis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was ready to return back to work. Initially, she had the idea of shooting between her chemo sessions. She added that the whole thing was pretty astounding for her.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus admitted that due to surgeries and therapies, the whole affair became much harder than what she had imagined. She said that,
I thought I could muscle through it, and to a certain extent, I did, because we did have table reads of scripts every three weeks. But I got really ill, so I couldn’t have ever shot anything during that period of time.
However, through all this, there was never a time that she considered quitting Veep. And it was all because of love for the series, her coworkers, and her passion for acting. She claims that she loves making people laugh and even making them cry. And that delivering truthful performances satisfies her to the core.
Probably it was due to Julia Louis-Dreyfus suffering from cancer that HBO had to delay the filming of Veep season 7. And maybe that’s the very reason that HBO decreased the number of episodes to only 7. Previously, season 1 had 8 episodes while from season 2 to 6, each one contains 10.
HBO has not announced a date for the final season’s premiere. But it’s more than just inspiring to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus manage to work with such passion and still manage her cancer treatments.