As one of the most famous comedic actors of our time, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has spent much of her career making people laugh. But her life took an unexpected and serious turn in 2017 when she received a tough call from her doctor. That was the moment she found out she had stage II breast cancer.
in the cover story of WSJ Magazine announced on Wednesday, seinfeld The star reflected on her life-changing diagnosis. She found out just one day after winning an Emmy for her leading role. Veep. Louis-Dreyfus’ initial reaction was a bit more surprising, rather than reacting with tears, confusion, or anger, as you might expect. She laughed out loud.
“I mean, it felt like it was written,” she told the outlet. “It felt like a terrible black comedy. And then it kind of turned into hysterical crying.” She explained that despite her instinctive smile, she ultimately felt terrified. “You just don’t think about it for yourself. It’s like human arrogance,” she said.
October 2018, Louis-Dreyfus announced After a double mastectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy, she was officially declared cancer-free. She has also been open about her experiences during her treatment, sharing both her hardships (such as the physical side effects of invasive surgery) and her triumphs (including the support she received from her loved ones along the way). I shared it. Upon accepting her 2018 Mark Twain Award for American Humor, she revealed that humor once again helped her get through this difficult time.
“The old cliché that laughter is the best medicine turned out to be true,” she said at the time. “When I was going through my horrible chemotherapy treatments, I packed a bunch of friends and family into a small treatment room… We had a really good laugh.”
Now, five years into remission, Louis-Dreyfus said he doesn’t feel as invulnerable as he once did. Instead, she is working on “living her life more mindfully.” She said, “She’s not barking at me all the time, but she’s more laser focused.”