Richard Dreyfuss Thanks Fans Who Thought He was Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Late Father
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — During Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that her father, Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, died on Friday, her voice breaking during her acceptance speech for winning as outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
The Seinfeld veteran ended her speech on a somber note, admitting her dad had passed, adding, “I’m so glad that he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered.”
It was a touching moment for the actress, 55, who has won eight Emmys, including a record-breaking six in that category and five in a row for Veep.
But it was also a moment that left some fans confused: they started sending love to Oscar winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, assuming he was her late father.
Dreyfuss, 68, took to Twitter to dispel any worries.
“I’m actually not Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ father. But I really appreciate all the concerned tweets,” he wrote. That tweet instantly went viral, with almost 2,000 retweets.
Dreyfuss had a little fun with the mistake, retweeting fans, like one who wrote, “I can’t stop laughing at the idea of ppl sending concerned tweets to @RichardDreyfuss even though they think he died.”
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