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As the most-awarded leading actress in a comedy series in Emmy history, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received her fifth consecutive nomination for her role as Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep, is no stranger to the Emmys stage. But the actress still gets overwhelmed by the recognition from the Academy.
“You never know,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in her dressing room at The Late Late Show With James Corden. “There will come a day when you’re not listed and it will be very sad.”
When asked about the other 17 nominations the hit comedy series received this year, Louis-Dreyfus called out the writing ones in particular for Billy Kimball and David Mandel. “As much as I would like to say that’s all about the acting, t’s about the material itself,” she explained.
Louis-Dreyfus also recalled the first time she was ever nominated for an Emmy, which was for Seinfeld in 1992: “I had just given birth to a baby a few weeks prior [to the ceremony], and let’s just say the dress was a tight fit. As they were zipping me into my dress, the whole thing gave way … and we had to improvise and figure out a way to sew me into it.”
The actress remembered being nervous the entire night, thinking her dress would come undone, and on top of that, she was breastfeeding her newborn son during commercial breaks. “I wouldn’t say it was the most glamorous night of my life, but it was the most challenging. And I lost,” said Louis-Dreyfus.
Watch the full interview in the video above.
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