Julia Louis-Dreyfus has had ‘a rough couple of years’ with cancer treatment, sister’s death

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on the final season of her hit HBO comedy “Veep,” but there have been plenty of tears as well as laughter recently for the much-lauded, award-winning actress.

Louis-Dreyfus, who has won six Emmys for her portrayal of politician Selena Meyer in “Veep,” talks about her recovery from breast cancer, which was discovered last year, and briefly about her sister’s death this summer in a new profile in The New Yorker.

The eight-time Emmy winner – six for “Veep,” one each for portrayals on “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” – reveals the emotional demands of the illness and treatment. 

“You know if you get on a horse and you have really tight reins and the horse is galloping?” she tells the New Yorker. “I felt like I had really tight reins on myself. That’s what it felt like: I was just holding on tight.”

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