Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who is featured nude on the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine, says she only did the cover because she was in a “drunken stupor.”
The nude image coincides with the third season of the Veep show, starring Ms. Louis-Dreyfus, which hits screens on Sunday.
On the inside of the publication, Louis-Dreyfus discloses much about her time working on Seinfeld as well as dishing on the upcoming season of Veep. She mentioned that, in season three, she gets to curse and swear a lot, which she is very happy about.
“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. 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.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus also shared that she believes sexism is rife in Hollywood, and she only landed her role as Elaine in Seinfeld as a result of her “disposition.”
She said: “There is sexism — I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.'”
The Rolling Stone cover is a curious one by most standards. Apart from sporting nothing but her birthday suit, Julia Louis-Dreyfus also has a copy of the Declaration of Independence tattooed on her back; although, we assume, not permanently.
By way of explanation, Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter to offer fans an insight into her state at the time of the shoot. Here is that Tweet:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 8, 2014