Los Angeles, Oct 18 (PTI) Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she never thought about quitting her smash-hit series “Veep”, even after her cancer diagnosis.

The 57-year-old Emmy-winning actor and “Seinfeld” alum was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

“I love making people laugh, and I love making people cry even, and I find the pursuit of a truthful performance to be deeply satisfying to my core,” Louis-Dreyfus told the Washington Post when asked whether she contemplated quitting acting. The news of her diagnosis had led to a halt in the production on the final season of the HBO series as she underwent treatment. The actor returned to work in August.

“Originally, I had this idea, well, we’ll shoot in between my chemo treatments. We could do that. Chemotherapy. What? That’s what sick people get.

“The whole thing was so astounding. I thought I could muscle through it, and to a certain extent, I did, because we did have table reads of scripts every three weeks. But I got really ill, so I couldn’t have ever shot anything during that period of time,” she added.

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