Tony Hale Says Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Almost Ready To Return To Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is doing well following her breast cancer treatments.

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the Love, Simon premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Tony Hale gave a health update on his Veep co-star, who underwent surgery for breast cancer in February.

"She's great!" Hale, who plays Gary Walsh to Louis-Dreyfus' Selena Meyer on the HBO series, told the publication. "She's going through her own journey, and man, we've been talking off and on. But we're going to be ready to shoot in the summer. She's really doing fantastic."

When asked whether the former Seinfeld star's cancer battle might be written into the show, the 47-year-old actor said he didn't know, adding, "I'm always surprised by what these writers come up with."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Louis-Dreyfus, 57, revealed her cancer diagnosis in September 2017. "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she tweeted at the time. "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

As HBO told The Hollywood Reporter at the time, she received her diagnosis the day after taking home the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth time in a row. In a statement, the network said, "Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time."

As Louis-Dreyfus underwent chemotherapy treatments, Veep, which recently won the award for Best Television Comedy at the 2018 SAG Awards, halted production on its final season. 

Throughout her cancer battle, she's had the support of her co-stars. While sharing a health update in late January, Anna Chlumsky, who plays Amy Brookheimer on the series, said, "She says she's getting stronger each day so that's what we've got to go with. It's horrible but you just have to be supportive."