The 55-year-old actress took home her fifth straight Emmy for playing Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep on Sunday, but it was a personal loss days before the Emmys that made her break down in tears onstage.
“I could tell she was just going to deliver the goods that day,” Stern said. "I fought with my DP to get the camera really close to her, inches away from her face … The range that she possesses is just mind-boggling, from trying to find these words and then she breaks into hysterical laughing."
“We peeled back this extraordinary act of generosity,” Louis-Dreyfus said at the time, before sharing the traits she hopes she shares with her dad. “I hope that I share the two passions that [my father] has. One for art -- he has a great passion for art -- and he has a great passion for justice, social justice. And I believe that I share that with him, which is why I’m so happy to celebrate this gift today.”
Watch Louis-Dreyfus talk about her father in an interview with ET below.