Julia Louis-Dreyfus just won the Emmys. Not an Emmy — though she won that, too, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — but the whole damn night. Prior to taking the stage to accept her award on Aug. 25, the Veep actress was intercepted by Bryan Cranston, who grabbed her for an epic on-camera makeout.
The five-time Emmy winner was on her way up to the podium when Cranston stepped in her path and kissed her. The two proceeded to jokingly mack on each other for several seconds, as the crowd at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre whooped and hollered.
Cranston and Louis-Dreyfus go way back. In the mid-1990s, the Breaking Bad star appeared on Seinfeld as Jerry’s dentist Tim Whatley, who has a brief romance with Elaine. The actress pretended not to remember his stint, though, when they presented together at the Emmys. The kiss jogged her memory.
“He was on Seinfeld,” the Enough Said actress quipped breathlessly when she finally made her way to the stage after their liplock. The camera then panned to Cranston, who smirked smugly in his seat. (Despite their steamy makeout, the two stars are just friends. Both are happily married to other people — Louis-Dreyfus to Brad Hall, and Cranston to Robin Dearden.)
When the laughter finally died down, the actress took a few moments to thank the cast and crew on her political comedy. “I would love to thank HBO, because honestly, I’ve worked in a lot of places, and this is my favorite place I’ve ever worked,” she said sincerely. “I’d like to thank everybody on our show, our intrepid, hilarious writers…and our great cast, whom I adore.”
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