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Julia Louis-Dreyfus never considered quitting Veep, despite her cancer diagnosis

21 October 2018

ET's Kristine Johnson spoke with the 57-year-old actress on the red carpet in NY, as Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Key To The Cure, an annual charitable initiative to fight cancer, and she explained why she took her fight against cancer into the public spotlight.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Brooklyn on Thursday night (October 18) and discussed her breast cancer battle. Julia Louis-Dreyfus- the award-winning actress has refused to quit from filming the final season. Despite her diagnosis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was ready to return back to work.

"I love making people laugh, and I love making people cry even, and I find the pursuit of a truthful performance to be deeply satisfying to my core", Louis-Dreyfus told the Washington Post when asked whether she contemplated quitting acting. "I feel very strong".

"So then I thought, 'Well, I'm just going to embrace this and attack it and try to do it with a sense of humor", the comedian, 57, added.

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In the months since, she's posted updates on her social media channels. "I very much considered the notion that, as someone battling this disease, the idea that I might not have health insurance, which I do thanks to my great union, is completely terrifying". Now, I really believe it.

After Julia had her final chemotherapy session in January, she shared a video her sons Henry, 26, and 21-year-old Charlie - who she has with husband Brad Hall - had recorded to support her, featuring them lip syncing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and the actress thought it was the flawless tribute. However, she also announced that all women were not lucky enough.

It's inspiring to hear how hard Louis-Dreyfus has been working, and an encouraging sign for fans looking forward to Veep Season 7.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus never considered quitting Veep, despite her cancer diagnosis