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Julia Louis-Dreyfus reflects on “grief” after “Seinfeld” ended

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is reminiscing about the good and bad times on the hit comedy show “Seinfeld.”

After almost a decade of making fans laugh, the actor recalled the overwhelming emotion he felt when the sitcom came to its finale.

“There was a real grieving period when the show ended that was real and felt,” she said in an interview with People. “Because we all loved each other very much.”

The “Veep” star went on to recall how the dynamic between her co-stars reflected as much on screen as it did on screen.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS CALLS ‘SEINFELD CURSE’ ‘RIDICULOUS.’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus recalled the devastating moment when the sitcom “Seinfeld” ended, saying “there was a real grieving period.” (Getty Images)

Louis-Dreyfus, 62, portrayed comedian Elaine Benes alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander (George Costanza) and Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer). He won his first Emmy for his role in “Seinfeld.”

The cast of Seinfeld

From left to right, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld. (Photo: Andrew Eccles/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

“Seinfeld,” co-created by Larry David and Seinfeld himself, followed four best friends who face humorous but chaotic moments as New York City residents. The show aired from 1989 to 1998 for 9 seasons.

"seinfeld" actors at the Emmy Awards

“Seinfeld” actor receives Emmy awards. (SCOTT FLYNN/AFP via Getty Images)

Although Louis-Dreyfus was devastated that network executives decided to end the show, he knew he had to pursue a career in Hollywood.

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“I really remember wanting and thinking that I should continue working,” he told the media.

“I wanted to keep working. I wanted to keep doing this thing called acting. I wanted to keep going, whatever I’ve been able to do, it’s great.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus red carpet

Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and landed the hit HBO show “Veep” after “Seinfeld” ended. (Getty Images)

That’s what Louis-Dreyfus did.

She starred in “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and landed the hit HBO show “Veep.” The Hollywood actor recently starred in Netflix’s “You People” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” last year.

Along the way, he collected numerous Emmy and SAG awards. Louis-Dreyfus also took home a Golden Globe.

Louis-Dreyfus added that he is thrilled that “Seinfeld” continues to resonate with different generations after being off the air for several years.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Jimmy Kimmel

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is known for her comedic skills. (Getty Images)

“I think it’s great that life goes on,” he said. “I’m not surprised, because it’s fun, and it stands the test of time.”

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Meanwhile, Louis-Dreyfus recently defended the “Seinfeld curse” earlier this month.

The phrase was coined after the iconic sitcom ended in 1998 and its main stars seemed to be struggling to find their footing.

Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards

Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed with Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards at a “Seinfeld” event. (Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)

He agreed with a Rolling Stone interviewer that the term was “invented by the media”.

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“They thought it was intelligence,” he noted. “You don’t need to prove me wrong, it was ridiculous! It made no sense. I was surprised it had legs because it was so stupid. I don’t know what else to say!”

Stephanie Giang-Paunon is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips to stephanie.giang@fox.com and on Twitter: @SGiangPaunon.

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