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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to be less of a story at Northwestern games

Julia Louis-Dreyfus went viral during the NCAA Tournament earlier this year for being a normal mom, and she is hoping she can cheer just as loudly next season without drawing so much attention.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus said she was stunned to see herself plastered all over the internet after Northwestern made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The only thing the five-time Emmy winner cared about was watching her son have fun.

“The whole thing was just [mind-blowing] — we couldn’t believe any of it,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “It’s such a good team, they’re such great kids, and my son’s having a gas, so, I mean, what more could you ask for? … I wish they hadn’t put me on the Jumbotron so much because you’re really there just as a mom!”

It’s easy to understand why it is so fun to see a talented actress we have all watched countless times in shows like “Seinfeld” and “Veep” turn into a typical basketball mom. Any parent would have been a fanatic during Northwestern’s tournament run, so why should Elaine Benes be any different?

Personally, we were thrilled that Northwestern’s success resulted in Louis-Dreyfus sending one of the funniest NCAA Tournament tweets of all time. That said, you can understand why she doesn’t want to take any of the spotlight off the team.

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