Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus bares it all on the new cover of Rolling Stone — and looks fantastic. Julia talks about the art of swearing and her acting career in the mag’s May issue (which hits stands this Friday).
The 53-year-old actress wears nothing but the painted words of America’s founding fathers on the mag cover — and she totally kills it. Starting on Saturday Night Live in the ‘80s and continuing through Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and now Veep, Julia has truly become a comedy legend.
Julia reveals that she was originally perceived as just another foul-mouthed woman (much like her character, Selina, on Veep) when she started at SNL. “There is sexism. I’m not denying its existence,” Julia tells Rolling Stone. “But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no never mind and say, ‘Get out of my way.’”
The seasoned actress also admits that she enjoys cursing on her show Veep… it’s fun! Check out the video below for some of Veep’s greatest cursing moments.
“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,'” Julia jokes.
“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 adds.
Julia’s amazing comedic timing and willingness to be adventurous in her acting has made her so iconic.
“Julia’s not just a natural comedic performer – she’s a natural comedic brain,” Armando Iannucci (Veep creator) said. “Once we have a script, she likes to go away and have a real think on what her character would do to react to the reality of every situation, if it would be funny to have her twitch, or to be thirsty, or if her mind was on something else.”
We love Julia and all of her hilarious, witty and sometimes goofy moments. She’s even funny on Twitter (which is harder than it sounds). Before she tweeted her Rolling Stone cover, she warned her Twitter fans that things were about to get real.
“I think I’m about to get some more Twitter followers…” Julia tweeted. She followed this warning with her nude cover photo and the words: “In my defense, ‘I was in a drunken stupor’ #crackexcuse.”
Seriously Julia, you are fantastic!