“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is featured in the latest issue of InStyle magazine photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Cristina Ehrlich.
As frank as she is funny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has held the keys to comedic genius for 30-plus years. Now, the actress and activist gets serious about her career, her health, and still being “very fuckable.”
On being one of the very few women on the set of Seinfeld: “I was one of four players, the rest of whom were men, and we were all equally unlikable. And I wasn’t selling romance or sex appeal — it was about something else. That was really important.”
On fighting cancer while filming Veep: “It was fantastic because it kept me hopeful, and I could focus on work instead of…trying to stay alive. You know, making a funny show is a pretty joyful undertaking. As opposed to, say, getting chemotherapy toxins in your veins.”
On Veep after the 2016 presidential election: “The White House is now making a better version of the show, but it’s completely unfunny.”
On pushing herself to be outspoken: “I’ve always been very opinionated, but, honestly, I’m constantly fighting that female kind of mode: ‘Should I say it? I’m sorry!’ But in my head, I’m always like, ‘Do it, do it, do it.’”
For more stories like this, pick up the March issue of InStyle available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Feb. 14.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith/InStyle Magazine]