She Battled Cancer, But Now Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Feeling ‘Strong’ On The Set Of ‘Veep’

"It feels like I never left."

It's been nearly a year since Julia Louis-Dreyfus rocked the entertainment world by announcing that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, she has completed chemotherapy, and has now returned to film the seventh and final season of Veep, saying she feels "fantastic" being back at work.


"I feel good. I feel strong," the Emmy-winning actress, who plays Selina Meyer on the hit HBO series, told the Associated Press during a recent interview. "I've got energy and, yeah, back to my old tricks. It feels like I never left."

Fans of the former Seinfeld star have followed along during her cancer battle and seen just how much support she has with former Vice President Joe Biden, her Veep co-stars, and her "hero" husband standing by her side throughout it all. That said, we've also seen Louis-Dreyfus turn on beast mode to handle the chemotherapy, and emerge from surgery looking fierce and fabulous.

Photos from social media show Louis-Dreyfus enjoying herself having reunited with castmates such as Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, and Matt Walsh, among others. Clearly, this gang has picked up right where things left off and are ready to give fans a satisfying ending to the show.

This comes on the heels of Louis-Dreyfus taking part in her first-ever cancer awareness initiative, admitting that as a cancer survivor she has been "very careful" about spreading herself too thin and has decided to put full support behind this opportunity.

For the initiative, Louis-Dreyfus teamed up with Carolina Herrera designer Wes Gordon to create a limited-edition T-shirt with the message: "We are fighters & we are fighting for a cure." It will be sold throughout the month of October at Saks Fifth Avenue as part of its Key to the Cure program. A full 100 percent of proceeds will go to the AiRS Foundation, a nonprofit that helps women with the costs of breast cancer reconstruction after having a mastectomy. Over the past 20 years, Key to the Cure has donated more than $40 million to fund cancer research and various treatment organizations.

"Up to 70 percent of breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy are really unsure or unaware of their reconstruction options," Louis-Dreyfus said, "and many of those women who desire to have surgery don't have sufficient insurance or other resources to cover it."

Louis-Dreyfus will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October, according to the New York Post.


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