Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus ‘overcome with joy and grief’ while taping final season
|Toronto Star 22 Apr 2019 at 21:09|
TV’s most acclaimed comic actress was supposed to be fielding questions about the last season of Veep via satellite from Austria, where she was filming the feature film Downhill with Will Ferrell. But as members of the media peppered her with questions from a hotel ballroom, too many seemed more interested in being entertained than asking about the sitcom’s enormous success.
The decision to end Veep after seven seasons came before Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ health scare, but the cruel coincidence made saying goodbye even more bittersweet. (COLLEEN HAYES/HBO)
One wanted her reaction to a suggested series with her Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander starring as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Another pressed her to launch into a routine on the 2020 election. A third, who may have overindulged on HBO’s complimentary coffee, wanted a report on how Austrians reacted when running into her.
“Tell me, tell me the funny stories,” he begged.
I’ve been guilty of wanting the same. Back when she was promoting The New Adventures of Old Christine, a friend and I ran into her at a CBS cocktail party and asked if she was really as bad a dancer as her Elaine Benes character from Seinfeld.