‘I WON’T LET CANCER BEAT ME’
The Seinfeld star stays strong as she faces her biggest battle yet
With her hair wrapped up in a red headscarf and dressed in a casual ensemble, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-dreyfus looked determined to carry on with everyday life in LA last week, now her last round of aggressive chemotherapy is behind her.
The actress, 57, announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer last September – just one day after winning an Emmy for her role in Veep.
And after finishing her final round of chemo last month, sources tell Woman’s Day Julia is “feeling stronger and more positive” – and it’s all thanks to her husband of 30 years, Brad Hall, and their two sons, Henry, 25, and Charlie, 20.
“Her boys reassure her every day she’s more beautiful than ever. They’re in awe of how strong she’s been,” says our insider.
Last week, Julia shared an empowering social media post. “Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, ‘f*** you!’” she captioned her first post-op photo.
Indeed, Julia has been defiant about beating the illness since day one, insisting, “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends.”
And she can add supportive work colleagues to the list, too. The production of Veep went on hiatus so Julia could undergo treatment, but she’s planning to return in August to film the seventh and final season.
“She’s done some table reads, she’s doing well... She’s in recuperation,” says her co-star Matt Walsh “She’s very well loved. She’s a tremendous person.”
There could also be another long overdue work reunion coming up for Julia, with Jerry Seinfeld hinting last week on Ellen that “it’s possible” the gang will get together for a Seinfeld reboot – 20 years on.
“The thought of reuniting with the cast has spurred Julia on to get better as quickly as possible,” says a source. “She’s not out of the woods, but she believes she will be. She says it’s all about the power of positive thinking.”
The actress celebrating her fifth Emmy win with her family in 2014.
With her supportive husband Brad and sons Henry and Charlie in 2015.