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Louis-Dreyfus Balks at 'Seinfeld Curse'

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"Seinfeld" curse? What "Seinfeld" curse?

"My short answer is I have no worries about that because I'm on a heavy dose of antibiotics right now," actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said Wednesday.

With that, she deflected questions about the inability of former "Seinfeld" cast members to have much television success after that NBC hit ended its run. Louis-Dreyfus' own "Watching Ellie" is in the wastebasket of failed shows.

You just have to keep trying, said Louis-Dreyfus, who is portraying a divorced mom in "The New Adventures of Old Christine," which will premiere on CBS this spring.

Her goal isn't to find a different character from Elaine, just to find someone funny, the 45-year-old actress said.

"I think the difference with this character is that perhaps she's a little more grounded and perhaps she's a little bit more real in a way that Elaine wasn't," she said. "But I would say that she has a pathetic quality that is similar, frankly. So set your TiVos."

Her 8-year-old son found it a little odd to watch his mom onscreen kissing another 8-year-old boy, she said.

"He's subsequently gotten over it," she said. "He knows I love him."


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