On his fourth show from Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night welcomed multiple Emmy victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a triumphant appearance following her successful treatment for breast cancer. "I know we have to get this cancer s**t out of the way, so bring on the questions". "I believe that now", Louis Dreyfus said.
"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, the "Seinfeld" alum who has won six straight Emmys for her Selena Meyer "Veep" role, announced her cancer diagnosis in September. "Everything is good, I'm back at work on "Veep", which is fantastic".
"That seemed like a really good [charity] that could use some help", she explained. "I embraced that and got a lot of positive feedback".
"I think people liked that I had a sense of humour about it, and also I think it's an important conversation to have about health and healthcare, and I very much considered the notion that, as someone battling this disease, the idea that I might not have health insurance, which I do thanks to my great union, is completely terrifying". "I was really pleased with the reaction".
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is seen on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
Louis-Dreyfus continued to post on social media throughout, including a post-op pic from February telling cancer to F off. Louis-Dreyfus is now cancer free and believes even more strongly in a hotly contested issue in this country that should be self evident.