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Tony Hale: ‘Julia Louis-Dreyfus ready to start shooting Veep this summer’

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is feeling “fantastic” as she gears up to return to work on hit show Veep, according to co-star Tony Hale.
Filming on the seventh and final season of the political comedy series was officially postponed in November (17), weeks after the former Seinfeld funnywoman went public with her breast cancer diagnosis.
Julia completed her chemotherapy treatment in January (18), and recently underwent surgery, sharing a defiant selfie on Twitter last month (Feb18).
“Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery,” she captioned the snap. “Hey cancer, ‘F**k you!’ Here’s my first post op photo.”
Now her friend and castmate Tony has confirmed the actress will be ready to start work again in August (18), as previously planned.
“She’s great!” he told news show Entertainment Tonight of her recovery. “She’s going through her own journey, and man, we’ve been talking off and on. But we’re going to be ready to shoot in the summer.”
“She’s really doing fantastic,” Tony smiled.
It’s not yet known if Veep writers will fold Julia’s real-life health crisis into the storyline for her character, U.S. President Selina Meyer, as they start to wrap up the show for good, but Tony is confident whatever direction the plot takes, it will be entertaining.
“I’m always surprised by what these writers come up with,” he said.
Despite her cancer battle, Julia still made herself available for table reads with her co-stars last autumn (17) to keep herself busy, and executive producer Frank Rich was thrilled to see the actress doing so well.
“She’s got a great support system,” he said on SiriusXM’s Press Pool in November (17). “She’s a very strong person and we can’t wait to welcome her back at full speed.”

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