Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tells Us What the Emmys Are Really Like
Twenty-time Emmy nominee — and five-time Emmy winner — Julia Louis-Dreyfus knows a thing or two about attending television's biggest night. Sure, it's a glamorous affair, but one that comes with its own set of pressures. So what is it really like to attend the Emmys? And what's the surprising place you'll find her that morning? Louis-Dreyfus fills us in!
Attending Audi's annual pre-Emmy party at Cecconi's in West Hollywood, Louis-Dreyfus told Glamour that choosing numerous dresses for all the Emmy events aren't quite as fun as you'd imagine. "I'm not going to complain," stressed the down-to-earth actress. "But I will say that it's a lot of work. It's a lot of work. You've got to put all these looks together and it's not like...I'm not a model. I can't fit into everything, you know what I mean?" Though we think Louis-Dreyfus always looks amazing, she wanted to keep the conversation real. "I can't put something on and walk away with it, so there's a lot of planning that goes into it and working the carpet and doing the interviews. It is of course very glamorous, but it does require a certain amount of concentration, and it takes a lot of hours to prepare. A lot."
Before stylists, makeup artists, and hair people descend on her house on Emmy morning, Louis-Dreyfus likes to stick to her normal Sunday routine. "I'll go to the farmers' market that day because I need to get stuff for my house. Truly!"
Although Louis-Dreyfus has a glam team to help her out on the big day, there's one thing she doesn't have access to: a perfect weather forecast. With temps expected to climb near triple digits, Louis-Dreyfus knows she'll have her work cut out for her under all the flash bulbs and lights. "I'll just pack a lot of powder. I've done this before when it's boiling. There's an aspect of it that can kind of work [in a] woman's favor because you get kind of a shine. [But] then you get past that good shine and you're into bad shine, and all the sudden it looks like the Republican debate [from Wednesday night]!"
And if Louis-Dreyfus wins her sixth Emmy on Sunday, does she have a winning speech (or skit, as in years past) ready to go? "I have nothing prepared, so if you have something, let me know!"
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