Louis-Dreyfus on Gandolfini Character: 'Close to Who the Real Jim Was'

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks about her new movie with the late James Gandolfini.
2:52 | 09/16/13

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Always love to welcome julia louis-dreyfus back to "gma." She's up for a fourth emmy this year. She's got a new film out this week. Ste stars opposite the late james gandolfini. You have a kid in college now, right? Two. I have one leaving in the fall. I do, too. That's all I have. Me, too. Your kids are supposed to go away, right? It's healthy. Shut up. Yeah, shut up. Great to have you back. You see jim up on that screen, it brings up so many complicated emotions. But this is a sweet jim in this movie. Yeah. Jim plays a character who is very thoughtful and -- um -- and kind. And generous. And self-effacing. And frankly, very close to who the real jim was. And so, um -- I think people are going to -- love to see this performance. We see a different side of you. Ali and I watched it last night. We were on the oechblg tears through half the movie. You're so vulnerable in the movie. Thank you. I was trying to mess up your head. I'm playing a -- um -- a character who is pretty fraught. Her -- only daughter is about to take off for college. And the anxiety about this empending separation is sort of fueling her mental state throughout this film. And she does something really, really, really horrible. Almost I would say unconsciously. She wants this new romance too, but can't help but sabotage it. She sab tauotages it out of fear. It's wincey and awkward. It's fun to play. It's a powerful performance. I want to talk about "veep" up for your fourth emmy. A lot of fans over here. What can we expect next season? I'll give you two -- a nugget and a half. She is going on sort of an invisible precampaign campaign tour. So she's written a book. So she's out -- going to be out selling it. A book tour. And, um, we're going to -- we're going the tackle a controversial issue. It's pretty explosive. You're smiling just thinking about it. I'm hoping I'm smiling. I'm smiling out of nervousness. I think it will be good. Thank you, julia. Thank you for coming in.

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