Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is enjoying a successful career in showbiz, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t come face to face with sexism in the industry. How does she deal with it? She ignores it, that’s how!
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her hilarious performances in television shows such as Seinfeld and Veep, and now she’s has gone from gracing our TV screens to appearing butt naked on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The actress has racked up a string of accolades throughout her career, but that doesn’t mean she has not come to face to face with sexism in the industry.
In fact, Louis-Dreyfus claims she’s survived in Hollywood since the ’80s — her career began on Saturday Night Live — because she has acknowledged the fact that sexism exists and then ignored it.
”There is sexism — I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way,”’ she told Rolling Stone.
And the idea of ignoring factors that are out of her control appear to be working for the former Seinfeld star. She’s comfortable enough not to let what other people think worry her, which is evident in her quirky Mark Seliger rearview image shot on the cover of Rolling Stone, which sees her wearing nothing but the words of the U.S. Constitution.
Another thing the 53-year-old is totally comfortable with is starring in roles that require her to swear. In fact, she’s admitted that she rather enjoys using expletives.
“Once, when we were trying to come up with the particular perfect, horrible, swear-y thing to say in Veep, I said, ‘You do realize that if we were 12, we would get in big trouble for this conversation.’ That was not part of the curriculum in high school, and the fact that it is now a part of the curriculum of my life is a pleasure, which is the understatement of the universe,” she told the magazine.
And what is it like being the daughter of Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, who runs the Louis Dreyfus Corporation? Does this mean the actress is actually a billionaire?
Not so! “I’ve been attached to that,” she said. “It’s unbelievable, because whatever I do, people just assume it’s true. Welcome to the f***in’ Internet.”