They say the star has been "incredibly strong"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep co-stars have discussed her ongoing battle with cancer, saying that she has been “incredibly strong” and has been in “good spirits”.
The former Seinfeld star revealed her breast cancer diagnosis last September with an impassioned appeal to the US government about universal health care.
Louis-Dreyfus posted a statement at the time that read: “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one”, before adding: “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
She recently revealed that she had undergone her last day of chemotherapy.
Speaking at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Timothy Simons – who plays Jonah Ryan in Veep – said that Louis-Dreyfus has been “incredibly strong”, adding: “She’s generally been in good spirits when we’ve seen her. She has a good sense of humour, which I think it does wonders when you’re going through something like this. She’s incredibly strong. She’s uniquely able to combat something like this. She’s incredible.”
“We miss her greatly,” Tony Hale – who plays Gary – added. “We wish she were here. Big time.”
It has been announced that Veep will come to an end after its seventh season, which had been expected to air at some point in 2018.
HBO has stated that it “will adjust the production as needed” following news of Louis-Dreyfus’ diagnosis.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement. “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.”