Julia Louis-Dreyfus Dishes On Veep, & Mocking The (Vice) Presidency

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Here at R29, we love to keep up with shows that rep D.C. (Homeland, anyone?), and HBO's Veep is no exception. We already gave you the inside scoop from the show's costume designer extraordinaire, and now, we've got all the deets from The Guardian on the political satire's star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and how the show helped her break the "Seinfeld Curse."

The venerable actress (and D.C. native!) sat down for an interview over brunch (we like her already!) to chat about the critically acclaimed show, and why she loves working with creator Armando Iannucci. "Before we even shot a frame of the show, we rehearsed for six weeks, which is unheard of," she tells The Guardian. "Armando's famous for saying, 'Let's loosen things up a bit, let's lose that, try this, add this.' And even on the day we're shooting, we layer on even more improv while the cameras are running. You spend a lot of brain-energy, but I gotta say, it's a lovely, rewarding way to work." It certainly sounds like it.

Louis-Dreyfus also thinks that part of the show's success can be attributed to its willingness to expose some of the more, well, off-kilter deets of political life in the DMV. "The 15-car motorcade to buy frozen yogurt, or all the ridiculous energy spent choosing exactly the right dog for Selina's daughter. The stuff behind the curtain is just...alarming." For our part, we're all for shows that aren't afraid to take a critical eye to the political machine. Click through to read the entire profile, and stay tuned for season two of Veep, already in the works. (The Guardian)

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Photo: Via The Guardian