Published: Sun, October 21, 2018

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opens up about beating cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opens up about beating cancer

And then I just sort of embraced that, and I got a lot of positive feedback. "I know we have to get this cancer sh-t out of the way so bring on the questions", she said humorously before confirming to Kimmel that her cancer was gone.

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.

Louis-Dreyfus went on, "I feel very strong".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has announced she is cancer-free!

With her cancer in remission, the actress has returned to work shooting the final season of her acclaimed HBO political comedy Veep, and she says she's "savoring every second of it".

"I think people liked the fact that I had a sense of humor about it, and also I think it's an important conversation to have about health and health care", she told host Jimmy Kimmel.

"Originally, I'll be honest with you, something like this journey I'd been on, I normally wouldn't share such a private thing publicly", the actress told Entertainment Tonight. Louis-Dreyfus was cast at just 21, and though she's called her time on SNL "miserable", her career only went up after she left the show in 1985.

In September 2017, Louis-Dreyfus shared her news with a short note on social media. "I believed that before; now I really believe it". Some of the posts included an Instagram video in January that her two sons, Henry and Charlie, made to commemorate her final day of chemotherapy treatment.

Probably it was due to Julia Louis-Dreyfus suffering from cancer that HBO had to delay the filming of Veep season 7.

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