Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 62, reveals she was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after winning her 6th Emmy: 'It felt like a horrible black comedy'

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Published: 11:44 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 11:51 EDT, 1 November 2023

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up astir being diagnosed pinch shape 2 bosom cancer nan time aft she won her sixth consecutive Emmy Award during an question and reply pinch WSJ. Magazine that was published connected Wednesday.

The 62-year-old performer discussed nan daze she felt aft receiving nan news, which she likened to 'a horrible achromatic comedy.'

The Seinfeld actress, who was unaware that nan classical sitcom's creator was considering a imaginable reboot, besides said astir really her life had changed for nan amended successful nan years since her diagnosis.

Louis-Dreyfus began by opening up astir receiving a telephone from her expert nan greeting aft she won nan Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress successful a Comedy Series for her domiciled successful Veep successful September of 2017.

The performer portrayed nan show's lead character, Selina Meyer, for nan full magnitude of nan show's run, which lasted from 2012 until 2019. 

Being honest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up astir being diagnosed pinch shape 2 bosom crab nan time aft she won her sixth consecutive Emmy Award during an question and reply pinch WSJ. Magazine that was published connected Wednesday

She recalled: 'It felt for illustration it was written. It felt for illustration it was a horrible achromatic comedy. And past it benignant of shape-shifted into crying hysterically.'

The performer past admitted that she became frightened for her wellness aft receiving nan dire news, which besides served to alteration her outlook connected mortality.

'You conscionable simply don't see it for yourself, you know, that's benignant of nan arrogance of quality beings. But of course, astatine immoderate point, we're each going to wound it,' she said.

Louis-Dreyfus was yet declared cancer-free successful October of 2018, aft she underwent a double mastectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy.

The character besides said astir nan affirmative changes she had made successful her life aft undergoing her conflict pinch nan disease. 

'I find myself surviving much mindfully. It's not for illustration it's yakking astatine maine each nan time, but there's much laser focus,' she said.

The performer said astir really her conflict pinch bosom crab had changed her outlook connected life during the 2023 New Yorker Festival, which took spot past month, and she opened up astir nan benefits of staying stress-free.

She stated via People: 'I'm conscionable truthful happy to beryllium here, you know. I deliberation I'm enjoying things more. I deliberation I activity difficult now to effort not to let my accent to participate my assemblage if I tin do it.'

Speaking her mind: The 62-year-old performer discussed nan daze she felt aft receiving nan news, which she likened to 'a horrible achromatic comedy'

Getting done it: Louis-Dreyfus was yet declared cancer-free successful October of 2018, aft she underwent a double mastectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy

Opening up: The character besides said astir nan affirmative changes she had made successful her life aft undergoing her conflict pinch nan disease

her costar connected Seinfeld: Stand-up comedian and character Jerry Seinfeld successful 2018

Although Louis-Dreyfus remained realistic astir nan trouble of staying calm successful tense situations, she stated that nan benefits of reducing accent were peculiarly beneficial for her intelligence and beingness health. 

'That's a difficult seed to crack, you know, for sure, because we're each stressed. But it does person an impact,' she stated.

The character concluded by stating that she had committed herself to maintaining a affirmative outlook connected life contempt undergoing her conflict pinch bosom cancer. 

'I'm not saying I sewage crab from stress, necessarily, but it's not bully for you. And it's besides not a happy spot to unrecorded in. So, I'm conscionable very focused on…trying to bask my life arsenic overmuch arsenic possible,' she said. 


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