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Actress Louis-Dreyfus wins Emmy - and a 'Breaking Bad' kiss

Published on Aug 26, 2014 9:33 AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepting her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role in Veep on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up outstanding lead actress in a comedy series at the Emmy Awards on Monday - and got more than she bargained for.

The Veep star, resplendent in a red dress that has already gained widespread popularity on the Twitter world after her striking appearance on the red carpet, engaged in a full-on kiss on the lips with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as she went up to fetch her statuette.

Cranston, up for best lead actor in a drama at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, sat down and wiped his lips with his fingers after the apparent re-enactment of their kiss during a joint appearance on long-running series Seinfeld. "Um, yeah he was on Seinfeld," the flustered actress said when she got to the microphone. Cranston had portrayed a dentist on Seinfeld from 1994 to 1997.

The four to five-second kiss drew loud applause - and a Twitter frenzy, where Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep were soon trending.

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