Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Numb' After Record-Tying Emmy Win
Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress for 'Veep,' poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
After taking home her sixth consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (and her eighth performance Emmy overall), Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus now ties Cloris Leachman's long-held record for most Primetime Emmy wins.
Backstage after her—and the show's—victory at the 69th annual event, Louis-Dreyfus marveled at the major milestone. “I don’t know what to say about it other than I’m numb," she said. (She'll have a chance to hold the solo record next year, when Veep airs its final season.)
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Louis-Dreyfus—a fan of Leachman's—admitted she kept hearing quotes from Leachman's Young Frankenstein character in her head.
"I adore Cloris Leachman," she said. "I’m just incredibly honored and amazed this happened to me. It’s a s--tton of good luck.”