Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'We can't spend much time grieving' Ginsburg
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus — who famously played President Selina Meyer on HBO's "Veep" — said Tuesday she's mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Overnight Defense: Supreme Court to hear case on diversion of Pentagon funds to border wall | Biden campaign cutting retired general from ad after objection | Trump's arms control talks with Russia hit wall MORE but that the current political moment demands immediate action.

The former "Seinfeld" star told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperNY Times slammed for glowing Farrakhan op-ed: 'You would think he was a gentleman' Democrats condemn Trump's rhetoric against Michigan governor as allies defend rally Illinois governor blames Trump's allies for state's wrong direction on coronavirus MORE during the Citizen by CNN conference that Ginsburg, who died last week at 87, was a "hero," but added, "We can't spend much time grieving here."

"I think we gotta carry on her legacy," Louis-Dreyfus said, "which is getting people to vote."


The 59-year-old comedian, who emceed the final night of the Democratic National Convention and is behind voter registration drives and pushes to enlist more poll workers on Election Day, said, "I love to entertain. I love being an actor. But I'm more interested in getting Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE elected and a Democratic Senate. That's my main purpose in life right now."

Saying she's known the former vice president "a really long time," Louis-Dreyfus told Tapper, "I believe what he's doing, and his message, and his leadership. And I don't believe what the other side is doing is democratic right now."

She also said that there is "absolutely" still a double standard for women in politics.

"I know it's a problem, you can see it," Louis-Dreyfus replied when asked about how female candidates are treated versus male ones. 

"It's so, like, ingrained in our culture and the way that powerful women present themselves can be very threatening to people," including to both men and women, she said. 

Calling it a "bummer," Louis-Dreyfus said, "It needs to change, and I think when it does change, when women are more represented in government and in positions of power generally speaking, everyone will reap rewards as a result."