AceShowbiz - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has shared an update on her battle against breast cancer. The "Veep" star recently completed her second round of chemotherapy and she took to Instagram to share her photo after undergoing the procedure.
"Chemo #2: finito. We are NOT f***ing around here," she wrote in the caption of the picture showing her rocking a black hoodie, sunglasses and fake mustache. " 'I've got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion and your're going to hear me ROAR,' " she quoted lyrics of Katy Perry's song "Roar" which her co-stars Tony Hale and Timothy Simons are parodying to show their support for Louis-Dreyfus. "Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration," she added.
The "Seinfeld" alum shared on Twitter the clip that Hale and Simons filmed to cheer her up. In the video, Hale plays the role of Louis-Dreyfus, while Simons plays the role of cancer. Hale lip-syncs "Roar" while throwing fake punches at Simons. When the chorus hits, they hold up signs with tweaked versions of the lyrics printed on them to reflect the eight-time Emmy-winning actress.
"You've got the eye of the tiger, a fighter. You are a champion and we're going to hear you roar," the signs read. The video ends with the words "We love you Julia" flashing on a black background.
Louis-Dreyfus captioned the video, "How lucky am I that these bozos have my back? What a moving inspiration to my day. Thanks to @MrTonyHale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry."
The cast and crew of "Veep", including Louis-Dreyfus, have been back at work for the seventh and final season of the political satire comedy. They did a table read for the first episode of the season on Wednesday, October 18.
"Pretty fun day yesterday," executive producer and showrunner David Mandel tweeted of the table read. Responding to his tweet, Louis-Dreyfus posted on her own Twitter account, "It was a fantastic script read by an amazing cast. Huge comfort and joy!"
It was a fantastic script read by an amazing cast. Huge comfort and joy! https://t.co/VX57gmiegb— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 20, 2017
Louis-Dreyfus learned of her breast cancer diagnosis just a day after she won an award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she broke the news on Twitter last month. "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 woman are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."