Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about her time as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” in a recent interview, blasting the workplace at the popular comedy show as “very sexist.”
Louis-Dreyfus, 58, made the revelations Saturday night in a sit-down with Stephen Colbert at a packed fundraiser for his wife’s film and arts organization at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, according to USA Today.
“There were plenty of people on the show who were incredibly funny,” conceded Louis-Dreyfus, who worked on the long-running sketch comedy show from 1982 to 1985.
But she said, “I was unbelievably naive and I didn’t really understand how the dynamics of the place worked. It was very sexist, very sexist.”
The actress also spoke to what she said was rampant drug use among staffers on the NBC show.
“People were doing crazy drugs at the time [on ‘SNL’],” she told the crowd. “I was oblivious. I just thought, ‘Oh wow, he’s got a lot of energy.”
“I don’t know how anybody could work stoned … It was a pretty brutal time, but it was a very informative time for me,” she said.