Louis-Dreyfus started on the NBC comedy show in 1982 and has remained a cast member for three seasons. When talking to Stephen Colbert At a Montclair Film event in Newark, New York, the actress admitted she was "unhappy" during her three years on the show.
"It was a pretty brutal time, but it was very informative for me," she told Colbert via Daily mail.
One factor that influenced her negative view of the show was the stereotypes and wild behavior with which she was initially "naive". She had left Northwestern University before graduation to attend the program.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In a recent interview, the actress remembered her time on "Saturday Night Live" as "miserable".
"It was very sexist – very sexist," Louis-Drefyus emphasized, adding that people on set "were using crazy drugs at the time."
At 21, Louis-Dreyfus said "I really didn't understand how the dynamics of the place worked."
Looking back now, the actress now realizes that experience has helped her make better project decisions.
"It's so important and so basic, but I felt like I don't need to; I don't need to do that, I don't have to walk and crawl through that kind of nasty glass if it isn't. It will eventually be rewarding," she explained to Colbert. .
Photo: Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer
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"And that's how I kind of moved on from that moment on and applied this kind of 'fun meter' to all the work I've had since then and it's definitely been very useful."
The funny woman added that she "teamed up" with co-actor Larry David for his "unhappy" experiences at the 1980s night show. Later, David helped co-create "Seinfeld" along Jerry Seinfeld, where Louis- Drefus & # 39; Elaine Benes main character, shot her to fame.
NBC has received much criticism in recent months for a handful of allegations of #metoo, and more recently the network has been blast by celebrities standing behind former judge "America's Got Talent", Gabrielle Union.
Variety Last month, he reported that 47-year-old Union protested against the network after facing an alleged "toxic" work environment at the event. The actress quickly left the show, with many of her supporters believing she was unfairly fired.
"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo was one of the first to call NBC for treatment after Union's departure.
"Workplace cultures will continue to be toxic until there is unity and solidarity among all women. If you dedicate yourself to these moments, it will undermine the work we are trying to do here. Obviously, this network looks like they can operate it. and it's fine. "she wrote on the social media platform.
Last week Union tweeted that she had a "productive" five o'clock meeting with NBC executives.
She explained, "I was able to express my unfiltered truth again. I led with transparency, desire and hope for real change."
Gabrielle Union previously worked at NBC on "America's Got Talent".
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In a statement from Fox News, an NBC official said "the initial conversation was sincere and productive."
"While there is further investigation to better understand the facts, we are working with Gabrielle to reach a positive resolution," NBC continued.
Meanwhile, Linda Vester, former NBC correspondent and former Fox News anchor who accused Tom Brokaw of NBC News misconduct, repeatedly asked NBC to investigate its list of alleged complaints.