Getting Wise (with Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has done so many incredible things in her career and for me personally. Her character Elaine on Seinfeld has been my icon for style and hair since childhood. She tells me about her career from SNL to Veep, and why she can’t imagine being anything other than an actress. Among her many, many new projects is her podcast Wiser Than Me, where she’s getting wisdom from older women she deeply admires. Yeah, I can relate to being in that position.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Elyse Myers

Elyse Myers  00:15

Okay, actually, can you just pretend that you’re listening to a fully complete theme song here, I got really in my head. And I tried to make it perfect, and I couldn’t. So this is going to be the theme song right here. Hello, and welcome to another episode of Funny Cuz It’s True. I’m Elyse Myers. I have been able to talk to a lot of people on this podcast that I’ve admired and really looked up to whether it’s through their comedy, their writing or their craft. Today, my guest is no exception. I am talking to producer, actress, and comedy legend, Julia Louis Dreyfus, her Seinfeld character, Elaine made such an impact in my life as a kid Elena was the first character I saw on television that wore her hair curly and natural. And it was a huge deal to me, because I saw that and I was like, Oh my gosh, if she can embrace her curly hair, maybe I can do that, too. So I’m really excited for you to listen to my conversation with Julia, who of course continues to make iconic work. She has recently come out with a podcast from Lemonada media that people who make this show possible, called WISER THAN ME, where she gets schooled by women older and wiser than her on how to live a full and meaningful life. So two things that are funny because they’re true. Number one, Elaine from Seinfeld influenced one of my Pinterest boards. And that’s all I can say about that for right now. And number two, after the interview, Julia asked me to bring one of my plants from the background of my like zoom camera, closer to the camera to see if she could identify it with her phone app. Picture this that plant by the way, completely fake. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I would kill any plant that was brought into my possession but that’s fine. Okay, let’s get into it.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  01:59

Apologies in advance because I have a dog that insanely bark. Okay, and the dog walkers coming shortly so we may have a shit show on our hands.

Elyse Myers  02:09

Honestly, we’ve had children join minute interview I’ve had to like leave for so my husband can give me my meds for my interview. So we had it all Yeah, it’s okay. How are you by the way? Where are you right now? Is this an office?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  02:23

I’m very well. I’m in Santa Barbara, California.

Elyse Myers  02:27

Oh, cool. Are you do you live in Santa Barbara?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  02:30

Yeah. My husband was born and raised here. And my mother in law, who’s 94 lives here. And where are you?

Elyse Myers  02:37

I live in Nebraska. I’m originally from California, which I love Santa Barbara, but I moved to the Midwest in 2017. So I’ve been here for a little while. And by the way, I will not fangirl but I was introduced you as Elaine and you having curly hair was the thing that made me realize I could be like beautiful with curly hair. So yeah, from there on. I’ve just been a major fan of you. So it’s very cool to be talking to you. Besides the point.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  03:03

Oh, thank you so much.

Elyse Myers  03:06

I don’t know why. But giving Julia this compliment felt so incredibly painful to listen back to. So I just want to let you know, I have been listening. I listened to your first episode of your podcast with Jane Fonda. And oh my gosh, it’s like lightning in a bottle. I was talking to my mom in law about it. And she worked in care facilities and stuff. And she said like, the advice you get from people that have lived so much life is like nothing like you’ve ever heard. Where did you get the idea to start that show WISER THAN ME?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  03:40

Well, I got it because I watched the if you haven’t seen it this Jane Fonda documentary called Jane Fonda in five acts. It’s a superb documentary, and completely riveting. She’s had a very expansive life. But she’s been at the helm of many big shifts and changes and movements in our culture. Anyway, her life is extraordinary. The point I’m trying to make Yeah, and so I watch this, and it finishes. And I’m thinking myself, I didn’t really understand the scope of what she had done in her life. Yeah. And then I thought, wait a minute, we’re not hearing from we’re not hearing enough from older women who have experienced a shit ton of life. And I really want to hear from them. And I was thinking, I need to I would love to hear a podcast talking to older women, and then I thought maybe I should do it. And I said, I thought maybe I should do it. Because actually, I want to glean the wisdom myself. Personally, you know, I want to hear from women who’ve really been around the block, because I think in our culture to women, older women are very much made invisible and not given the respect that they deserve and rare. Believe it’s just it is, in fact, an untapped natural resource we have, which is older women. Let’s go. Let’s listen to it.

Elyse Myers  05:06

Yeah. Did you make the podcast in hopes of like sharing the advice and wisdom you wish you had earlier in life?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  05:12

Well, I will say that I would love to have heard my podcast when I was like, in my 20s and 30s, I would have loved to have heard it. You know, aging is, I mean, we’re all aging, needless to say, and we’re all headed in the same direction. And I sort of liken it to once you have a baby, it’s like, holy crap. I had no idea it was gonna be like this.

Elyse Myers  05:36

Oh, my gosh, right. In every way. Yes.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  05:40

I mean, I think as a new parent, you often wish there was a proper, you know, to do guide list. But I sort of liken it to that, looking for tips to understand the journey better.

Elyse Myers  05:57

I mean, when you were 21, you were on SNL when you were 21. What was that like for you to be 21 in this like, massive pool of entertainment?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  06:08

Well, it was really had Spinney because I grew up in the 70s. And so I was sort of the audience for SNL when it first came on the scene back with, you know, Gilda and Jane Curtin, and blue, Shia and Bill Murray and all the rest. And so, you know, that show spoke to me and my generation, and I just lived for it, lived for it. And there was nothing else like it. You know, it was so irreverent and it just spoke to my generation, right? And then I went to the Midwest to go to college. I went to Northwestern in Chicago. And, and while I was there, I was doing a show with my then boyfriend. Now he’s my husband. He had a theatre company that he started and we were doing a show that was a big hit in Chicago, this between my junior and senior year, and producers from SNL came, and I saw the show and hired us to all go on and be in the show. So needless to say, it was sort of very Cinderella. It was a Cinderella like feeling, you know, it’s like, oh, but once I got there, it wasn’t quite what I thought it was gonna be. And, you know, which, in retrospect, was an incredible learning opportunity. And it’s informed my life ever since, in all sorts of ways. […] Michaels wasn’t there. And it was a different set of producers. And you know, it was just complete. It was not great. It was not great and was not great for women. Particularly.

Elyse Myers  07:44

I know that you’ve explained it kind of is like a very, like, messy time. Like it was very misogynistic. It was very, like hard to be druggie a woman. And then also you were the were you the youngest female comedian on SNL. So that just that on top of it, all of it, it just, it feels like it was the perfect storm for you to kind of just like, feel out of your depths kind of

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  08:09

I was out of my depth. I didn’t even just I mean, the fact is, I was, and I didn’t have the, you know, I was very green. Right? I did not know. I didn’t know anything about doing television. Please. Live television. Give me a break. Live. Live. You know, very few things are like that. Now, it’s so different. Yeah. And I didn’t know anything about sort of the business of show. I didn’t know that.

Elyse Myers  08:39

Do you feel like being on SNL shaped a lot of that for you? Like, did that change the way you made decisions from that point forward?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  08:45

Yes. Life has great moments and horrible moments. And it’s really a question of how you take those really challenging moments and how you digest them, and you move off of them. And that sort of, you know, a lot of things that happen in life, obviously, you have no control over so it’s just a question of how do you react your reaction is what you have control over? Yeah, it was really clear to me after being there, I was here for three years, that I just really, because I did a lot of theater in Chicago, with my friends in college, and it was insanely fun and had I a lot experienced a lot of camaraderie in which creative juices were just everybody was you know, all pistons firing, it was like crazy. And so I just made a decision that I would keep doing this being trying to be an actress, but only if I could find fun. If I could find the fun again, I would do it. Otherwise I would. I would. I thought I’ll pivot. But I didn’t really think I would pivot because I thought I would be able to find the fun. I knew it was out there.

Elyse Myers  09:51

Did you have anything that you were going to pivot to in the back of your mind?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  09:55

No, I have no other skills whatsoever. Yeah. I mean, I don’t I swear to you I mean, I have a skill I can. I’m a good eater. And I’m a good, I’m good at buying things for myself. Yeah, if somebody could pay me to buy things for myself, that would be a job I can take.

Elyse Myers  10:16

Right before you joined. I was talking, I think to your publicist about how I cannot buy things for myself, and I will, the only things I have that I need are things that people have heard me say I need a million times and they have just gotten it for me because they’re like, You will never get this for yourself. So I’m honestly that’s a great skill that I do not have and wish I did. So the thing that me and Julia’s publicist were talking about before Julia hopped onto the call, was this little timer cap that you put on all of your medication bottles, that tells you the last time you open your medication. So you know, the last time you took it, and also update. I definitely have not bought it yet for myself, even though I continue to tell people that I should buy this. But when you say you like decided I’m gonna find the fun in it. Is that been just like your metric for kind of gauging whether you take on a project from here on out? What are some things that you look for when you’re like, that’s gonna be fun?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  11:10

Well, first and foremost, material. Okay, what’s on the page? No, for real, because if it’s if it’s material that like, leaps out, and you’re like, oh, that then so that’s number one. And then the people connected to it, you have to get a sense if get a sense of who you might be working with.

Elyse Myers  11:28

So when you were introduced to the project of Seinfeld out of SNL, you were like, I’m looking for projects that I just I find fun. What about that show where you like this is it, like, I want to do this?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  11:38

Right? Well, I did have a moment like that. Because Larry David was on SNL, my third year, he was there just for a year. And he and I sort of connected because we were both equally miserable. Perhaps he was more miserable than I. And so we just would hang out and bitch and moan a lot of it. And anyway, we become friends during that time. And then SNL ended. And then I got these scripts sent to me, my agent got them, but they were sent from Larry. And there were four scripts, and it was called that it was called the Seinfeld Chronicles. And I read them. And I couldn’t believe what I was reading, because they did not resemble sitcoms that were on television. They really didn’t, you know, it wasn’t like, traditional jokes. And it was very quirky, and weird. And I was completely riveted. Even though by the way, in two of those four episodes, I had practically nothing to do and two out of the four episodes, but I was still intrigued. So I went to go and meet with Lar and Jer and we made a deal over the weekend and started shooting the following week.

Elyse Myers  12:59

Just super casual Lar and Jer, you know. By the way, this is Larry David in Jerry Seinfeld. Is that normal that happens so fast.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  13:11

It was completely I didn’t have to, you know, they have this thing and in television and also sometimes in film, where they make test deals. So that means points of your contract have all been negotiated. And what’s happening is then usually you’re up against a couple other people and everybody auditions and then they zero in on the one person, etc, etc. But in my case, because I had been working on NBC, I had done other things for NBC in the interim after SNL. They knew me so I didn’t have to make a test deal. And so I had already been approved by NBC.

Elyse Myers  13:48

That feels like a big deal. To not have to go through that process.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  13:51

Yeah, it was a big deal. It was it was very relaxed. It was really nice because I went in and I met with Jer and Lar and Jerry was eating you know, I barrel I kind of knew him. I’d sort of recognize his face from carton and he was just eating cereal. And then we just sat down and read a scene together. And it was just like. He was a big cereal eater. I don’t know if he still is you might be but it had a very sort of like, just I don’t know, colleagues or colleagues. That sounds very busy. Friends hanging out feeling to it. That’s what it was.

Elyse Myers  14:27

When you read Elaine in the scripts, did you see yourself in her? Or how did you make yourself fit into Elaine or Elaine fit into your personality?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  14:37

Yeah, I think I did see myself in her. Yeah, I she had kind of a assertiveness. I don’t know if I’m assertive actually. But I just tried I just tried to make her I guess I tried to make her like myself. I don’t know. I can’t really answer that. I don’t really I’m not exactly sure. I think what I like about her character particularly was that she wasn’t just Vogue girl. I think that’s what appealed to me the most. Yeah, she was just a character, one of the four people on the show as opposed to Yeah, you know, the three guys and then the girl. Yeah, so that was interesting to me. And that was, that was a bit of a game changer.

Elyse Myers  15:24

Really, every single, like, lead on that show held so equally to each other. It was like, the chemistry felt so natural watching it, which I’m assuming it was natural in the moment too. And yeah, translated, yes. And it was like, the respect you guys had for each other. The respect that everyone had for Elaine and Elaine had for like, I don’t know, it just felt so real it to the point where I like forget, it’s a show when you’re watching it, you know, it feels so genuine and like, the character of Elaine, you are so comfortable in yourself and like silly and goofy and a little wacky, and like eccentric. And like, that gives people permission to feel that way and be that way and accept themselves in that place. And genuinely, as a kid watching this, I was like, oh, okay, like it’s, I’m not like too much like I’m okay. Like to be silly and to be myself. And yeah, I will find people that love me and accept me in a group like that. So I think that was a really powerful character, at least for me.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  16:28

And also the way she dressed because, you know, Elaine wasn’t dressing sexy.

Elyse Myers  16:35

I love Elaine style. I like a whole Pinterest board about a lay in style. So I can recreate that. I just think there’s so cool. This Pinterest board I’m talking about is called Style. And it was 100% real. It is not called like Elaine’s style. It’s just style and about 27 photos of Elaine from Seinfeld. So you are so iconic in that role. It’s so crazy. Thank you. We have to take a quick break. But when we come back Julia tells us about the times that she’s had to do things scared. Okay, so I read the crazy dance Elaine does on the show little kicks. You workshop that with your family. Can you tell me how that came to life?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  17:28

Well, my mom was happened to be visiting. And we had a table read the following day. And it got the script. And it just said, you know, she dances these dances strangely. I mean, there was not much direction as to what this was supposed to be, except that it was supposed to be horrifying. Right? So I just stood in front of the mirror. And I did. I sort of tried to come up with physical things that looked incredibly unattractive and awkward. And then I went downstairs, I had like two versions. And I went downstairs to the kitchen and my mom was visiting my husband Brad was there and I said, Okay, guys, which one is worse? And I did them both. And they both chose what ended up being on the show.

Elyse Myers  18:12

Me and my husband worked just very lightly together. And I love being able to work with the people I’m closest to and trust the most around me. Yes.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  18:20

You know, I’ve experienced it with my husband on multiple occasions. I mean, we’ve worked together my entire career. We’re on SNL together, we I was in his theatre company. We did a show together, called watching Ellie which didn’t last very long. But it was it was really good. You know, he directed Veep. We work together a lot. And this podcast, something that’s really fun is that my college roommate, Paula Kaplan and I are doing the podcast together. It was just so fun. Isn’t that fun? And so she’s doing it, my son did the music. My husband is helping with all the writing and the producing of it. Wow, it’s really, it’s actually been a delight.

Elyse Myers  19:07

Because I know that you’ve starred in shows that you’ve produced like, Veep, and also New Adventures of all, Christine, what is it like producing a show that you’re also acting in?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  19:15

Yeah, those are two totally different hats. I loved it. I wouldn’t do it any other way. Because I had a lot of experience by then. And so I thought that my skill set would be helpful to the team. And so it gave me the opportunity to really sort of get into the weeds of each project, you know, be at the edit, be it casting, whatever. That was a very meaningful position to have.

Elyse Myers  19:45

Did you know you wanted to do that from the get go?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  19:47

No, I didn’t know.

Elyse Myers  19:49

Is that something you had to fight for? What was that like?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  19:54

Well, it was rough negotiation. It was a little bit in both cases. It was they weren’t so willing to give that position up to me. And I mean, maybe they thought it was a vanity thing. Maybe they didn’t realize they were more reluctant because I was a woman. That’s possible, too. But I had to push really hard to get it. You know, I had an agent and a lawyer in my corner. And I was like, I gave them permission to be dogged about it. I was like, yeah, I have to have this. If I’m going to do it.

Elyse Myers  20:27

Did you feel like you would lose the opportunity? If you push too hard? Like, did that make you afraid at all? Or were you like, this is the only way it can be.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  20:35

I think I was more like this as the only way it can be.

Elyse Myers  20:38

that’s really impressive. I’m very, I’m green to this. And so I feel like I wouldn’t know kind of where to press and where not to, because it’s like, for me, it’s like, I’m afraid I’m gonna let someone down. And so I’m like, It’s okay. But then you lose a lot of things that you think you should be fighting for with those fears? How would one let those go?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  21:03

I mean, if it’s scary, maybe just push forward through it. Ruth Rachel, who was the former editor of Gourmet magazine, and the New York Times critic is one of our guests on wiser they may. And one of the pearls of wisdom that she imparted was, you have to do things that frighten you. Yeah. And she did that multiple times in her career, including taking the job as being editor of gourmet. She had never, you know, edited a magazine before. So I think that’s important to consider. I mean, don’t take don’t do everything that frightens, you know, don’t jump into a pit of snakes. Yeah. But I think that if you have an instinct, like, Oh, I think I know, I can bring more to this project. I have skills that can be helpful here, then, you know, stick to him.

Elyse Myers  21:57

I have a saying in my life, specifically where I like to say do it scared. So it’s kind of the same idea of like, it’s easier for me to do, like, take opportunities, but then in the little nuanced moments of like, fighting for creative control, or fighting for an edit, like the little or things that are easy for me to just let go. It’s like, that’s when I’m like, nevermind, I’m not going to do it scared. Is there any ever been anything in your life that that you’ve just been like? I’m gonna just gonna do this scared.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  22:27

Doing this podcast was scary.

Elyse Myers  22:31

What about it scared you?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  22:33

Well, I’ve never done anything like it before. I mean, I’ve been guests on podcasts and stuff, but talking to women who are like, fucking accomplished, you know, I’m, like, really accomplished older women. And I’m like, you know, I really,

Elyse Myers  22:49

I can relate.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  22:49

Yeah. No, I don’t mean it like that.

Elyse Myers  22:52

No, I’m literally sitting here talking to my idol. It’s all good.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  22:56

Thank you so much for saying that. But I mean, really, it was like, it was just like, we get week after week of talking to people that I revered, or hyper intelligent. I wanted to make sure to have the conversations be meaningful, and to be authentic. Yeah. Anyway, all of that. And it’s again, it’s a skill set that I’d never exercised before. So, you know, with a wing and a prayer, I jumped into.

Elyse Myers  23:23

The fact that the iconic Julia Louis Dreyfus is telling me that she was scared to do her podcast is like blowing my mind. Because every time I have interviews for my podcast, I want to cancel like, do you know how many interviews I have wanted to reschedule because I simply just like, didn’t want to do it because I was too scared. This is awesome. Not like awesome. Like she you know, I don’t want her to be scared. I just, it’s cool. We feel that way. You know, you know what I’m saying? Who was your first guest? The first person I actually interviewed was a friend of mine, Caitlin Bristow from like, the bachelor world. Uh huh. And then the first episode we aired was Paul Feig. It was like an I botched that interview Julia like not looking back, looking back, it was fine. But Paul mentioned that he wrote in the writers room for the office and the office is one of my favorite shows of all time. And as soon as he mentioned that, to me, it was like anything else that was written on written on that prep document could have never existed and I would never have known because it was like, I will only be talking to you now about being in writers rooms for the next 45 minutes. But it’s like very insider baseball. So somebody that doesn’t, you know, isn’t interested in that. I was like, I’ve just blown this conversation to the crowd.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  24:44

Except to say that I would argue that that was a very authentic reaction. And I’m guessing that came through in the conversation. And who cares if it’s inside baseball. A writers room is interesting. You could talk about a writers room for fucking 10 hours straight. I mean, it’s wild. So I’m, I think that’s cool that you did that. In that case, you sort of, maybe without realizing it, you trusted your instincts and you follow them. So good on you, I say.

Elyse Myers  25:14

Thank you. Time for another break. And when we get back, Julia tells us about her upcoming projects. Is there anything that you have in your mind that you’re like, okay, well, now that I’ve done this, maybe I’d be interested in doing this.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  25:41

I’ve got some movies lined up that I have to do. You know, I’m playing a different kind of role, and I get to fight and shit like that. So that’ll be fun.

Elyse Myers  25:51

Is this the Marvel? So when I say like the Marvel, I mean, the Marvel Universe, all of the planets and people. Okay, I don’t know anything about the Marvel Universe, actually.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  26:07

Yeah, so I’m going off to do the Thunderbolts. And that’ll be crazy.

Elyse Myers  26:11

How do you? How do you feel about that being in the Marvel Universe?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  26:15

Well, I did it to impress my kids. And I think they’re impressed. And you know, and now I’m going off and I was on the I was on a zoom with a stunt person the other day talking me through what it is we have to do.

Elyse Myers  26:32

Are you like training? Do you have to train for the fights and like, choreograph all of them?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  26:36

You know, I think there’s a choreograph something or other that I’ve got to get into, but I’m not like flying through the air. I don’t have superpowers per se like that. Yeah. So I’m not getting down. I’m not going to set two months in advance and doing the workout and stuff like that. Not that I don’t work out, but you know what I mean.

Elyse Myers  26:54

But honestly, imagining you hooked up to a, like harness and just flying through the year is quite amazing.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  27:02

That is amazing. And also, it’s not going to happen.

Elyse Myers  27:10

And then so that’s one of the movies and then the other movie is you hurt my feelings? Right? Can you tell me a little bit about what that movie is about? And what that was like working on it?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  27:19

Yes, that is a movie that I made with a director named Nicole Hall of center who, for your listeners, if they’ve never seen in a call Hall of center movie, which I’m sure they have. But if they haven’t, she’s an amazing writer, director. She and I work together on a movie called enough said with James Gandolfini. She’s done multiple films, and other great movie of hers is walking and talking. And this is her most recent film, you hurt my feelings. And it is in a really, I think, a very interesting story about a couple who have been married, successfully, happily married for many years. And they have a grown son, you know, he’s in his early 20s. And the woman in this couple, his name is Beth. And so this this character that I played is a writer. And she’s written a memoir, and now she’s written a second book. And her husband has been giving her nothing but accolades and support and love and admiration, all about this book, and how much he loves it, etc, etc, this new book that she’s written, and the book is not getting the response that she got from her agent that she was hopeful that it would, and all of a sudden in the film, she overhears her husband, saying that he actually hates the book. And so it’s a movie about trust, and it’s gutting, and it just propels all sorts. It’s your worst nightmare. I think it’s worse. I think it’s worse than infidelity. Because it is a kind of infidelity. It’s a deep, profound lie. And so all of a sudden, it just throws into question everything in her life, the foundation of her marriage, the foundation of her life, and that’s what the film is about. So serve a small thing about a big thing. I’m excited for people to see it, I think, and it’s for and it’s funny, and it’s very funny.

Elyse Myers  29:21

This is just such a deep like lie. This is so it’s just if I ever heard my husband, speaking like that about me and my work without ever being honest to me, I would like I would literally be like I’ve never heard of you in my life. Stonewall cold, not even a fight just like you’re dead to me. Listen, do I wish I was kidding? Yes. Jonas would be the first person to tell you that this is 100% an accurate response for me.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  29:51

That’s right. It’s over. You are not who I thought you were.

Elyse Myers  29:55

And what was that process like to do a movie because you’ve is you’ve produced other movies before?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  30:00

Yes, making a film is its own sort of beast as it were. I mean, it’s you know, it has an it has an end in sight. When you’re doing a series, you know, it’s sort of this on you’re like on a treadmill, you know, if you’re lucky, by the way, you’re on a treadmill, and it keeps going if you’re lucky, but a film has a proper end. And so it’s a different kind of approach. But I loved I was working with two other producers with whom I’ve worked before. Auntie Bregman and Stephanie asked Zazu, and I just can’t tell you how much I love them. So it was just a it had nice camaraderie to it.

Elyse Myers  30:41

That’s amazing. I cannot wait to watch it. Julia, thank you so much for being on my podcast. This was so cool.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  30:47

Thank you. Appreciate it. Lovely to talk to you. Good luck with your podcast and your whole entire life.

CREDITS  30:53

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