Ju­lia Louis-Dreyfus an­nounces she has breast can­cer

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment -

Actor Ju­lia LouisDrey­fus, who stars in the pop­u­lar Amer­i­can com­edy se­ries, Veep, has re­vealed that she has breast can­cer.

The 56-year-old Amer­i­can actor dis­closed the di­ag­no­sis to her 750,000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers on Thurs­day, when she posted a pic­ture of a printed note that read: “One in eight women get breast can­cer. To­day, I’m the one.”

She con­tin­ued, “The good news is that I have the most glo­ri­ous group of sup­port­ive and car­ing friends, and fan­tas­tic in­sur­ance through my union... The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all can­cers and make uni­ver­sal health care a re­al­ity.”

Louis-Dreyfus, who has two chil­dren with actor Brad Hall, at­tached an im­age of the note to a tweet in which she wrote: “Just when you thought...”

The news comes less than two weeks after the Veep star won a sixth con­sec­u­tive Emmy for com­edy act­ing.

A na­tive New Yorker of French stock, Louis-Dreyfus has been one of Amer­ica’s most pop­u­lar and in­flu­en­tial com­edy ac­tors since she found fame with cult sit­com Se­in­feld in the 1990s.

On Veep, she plays a some­what bum­bling vice pres­i­dent who later becomes the act­ing pres­i­dent, de­spite her hap­less staff mak­ing po­lit­i­cal blun­ders along the way.

Louis-Dreyfus has six con­sec­u­tive best ac­tress Em­mys for the show as well as three as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer when it was awarded best com­edy se­ries. She has won in the past for her roles on Se­in­feld — which also earned her a Golden Globe — and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

It has been a roller­coaster year or so for the actor, who tear­fully ded­i­cated her act­ing Emmy in 2016 to her fa­ther, who passed away two days ear­lier. “I am so glad that he liked Veep,” Louis-Dreyfus said, her voice break­ing down as she ac­cepted the award. “Be­cause his opin­ion was the one that re­ally mat­tered,” she added.

Mean­while, it was re­cently an­nounced that the sev­enth season of Veep — that is due to air in 2018 — will be its last.

One in eight women get breast can­cer. To­day, I’m the one ... I have the most glo­ri­ous group of car­ing friends JU­LIA LOUIS-DREYFUS TWEETED RE­CENTLY

PHOTO: SHUTTTERSTOCK

The Amer­i­can star dis­closed her di­ag­no­sis on Twit­ter

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