Julia Louis-Dreyfus has accomplished a lot during her magnificent career. She’s won multiple awards for her work including six straight Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her time on Veep.
While the 56-year-old has spent years fighting her way to the top of the comedy mountain, she now has a much tougher battle to face, breast cancer. On Thursday, the star of Veep, and Seinfeld announced the diagnosis on Twitter:
Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
Immediately after posting, Louis-Dreyfus received an outpouring of support:
We love this woman. pic.twitter.com/EqvF6HXpj0
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) September 28, 2017
You've got an army of fans ready to fight with you as well. Just send up the bat signal when needed.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) September 28, 2017
Sending you love and strength but it appears you beat us to it and are sending the world love and strength. https://t.co/tctqlziwhS
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 28, 2017
Mama, find me. Let's talk if you want
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) September 28, 2017
If laughter if the best medicine, cancer has no chance when it comes to you!
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 28, 2017
so sorry to hear… be strong, stay positive! pic.twitter.com/8DTb2DiSVW
— Madelyn Burke (@MadelynBurke) September 28, 2017
Cancer is no match for you. Stomp it good. xox
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) September 28, 2017
I kicked its ass once, I expect the same of you. You've got this. ❤️
— Allie Mac Kay (@alliemackay) September 28, 2017
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 28, 2017
Luckily based on her tweet, it seems like the actress is in the best spirits she can be in.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed by doctors on September 18th, the day after the Emmys. Naturally, HBO is doing everything they can to support her.
The network recently announced the upcoming seventh season of Veep will be its last, but Louis-Dreyfus’ diagnosis won’t impact production. HBO even said the show’s production scheduled will be “adjusted” if need be to accommodate her battle with breast cancer:
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” the network’s statement to THR read. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”
HBO’s decision to possibly alter production and maybe even delay it to allow Louis-Dreyfus to battle the cancer is a no-brainer, but the way they are going about it is classy. One would assume HBO has known since the diagnosis was given and has already taken steps to help her fight it.
Hopefully she makes a full and quick recovery.