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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Opens Up About 'Veep' Being Her 'Lifesaver' During Cancer Battle!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Opens Up About 'Veep' Being Her 'Lifesaver' During Cancer Battle!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus keeps it bright in an orange dress while striking a pose at the HBO FYC screening and reception for her hit series Veep held at the Landmark Theaters on Tuesday evening (August 20) in Los Angeles.

The 58-year-old Emmy-winning actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Tony Hale, Sarah Sutherland, Sam Richardson, Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Timothy Simons, Clea DuVall and writer-director David Mandel.

At the event, Julia explained that working on Veep allowed her to direct her attention toward creating something great instead of getting lost in her cancer battle: “I’ve had a lot of personal challenges, losses, dear ones in my family, my own battle with cancer,” she reflected (via ET), explaining that she doesn’t know how she would have handled it all “had I not had this really close intimate relationship with all of these people.”

“We linked arms and we tried to do the most joyful funny thing possible as a team,” Julia added. “It was like being on a sports team… and that was the most buoying thing, to constantly be coming back to. It really helped me. It gave me something to laser focus on during my illness, and I needed to laser focus [on something] beyond my illness, so it was a life saver.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is currently featured on the special Emmys cover of Vanity Fair‘s September 2019 issue!

FYI: Julia is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress. Anna is wearing Camilla and Marc trousers.

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Credit: Jeff Kravitz; Photos: FilmMagic For HBO
Posted to: Anna Chlumsky, Clea DuVall, Gary Cole, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, Timothy Simons, Tony Hale, Veep

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