Julia Louis-Dreyfus has already won a pair of Emmys for her cunning portrayal of self-consumed, marginalized Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep, and chew on this: She’s just entering Selina’s most dangerous, power-mongering, dangerous days. This season, our nation’s No. 2 is thinking big, and in Sunday night’s episode (HBO, 10:30 p.m.), she takes another uneven step in her run for Oval Office. “I’m so grateful that this part came my way,” says Louis-Dreyfus. “I mean, it’s the role of a lifetime.” That’s saying something, as she has, in said lifetime, also taken home Emmys for her performances on Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine. “Believe me, that’s not lost on me,” she says, “and I’m pinching myself all the time.” If her role on Veep is indeed a dream come true, that got us wondering: What would be her dream scene to play on the show? EW asked Louis-Dreyfus — and the rest of the cast — to think of that one scene that they’re dying to do. Their answers involved everything from therapy to karaoke to MMA fights. READ FULL STORY
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The season 3 premiere of Veep aired Sunday night, but it’s still not too late to mine a few more laughs from season 2. Tony Hale posted a few bloopers from shooting the end-credits scene in the episode “Running,” in which Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) does not appear to be following through on a pledge that she made to her body man, Gary (Hale), to attend his parents’ 40th anniversary party. As you can see in the clip below, it’s amazing that the pair ever finished the scene. Of course, these two have a history of cracking each other up. READ FULL STORY
The return of TV’s No. 2 comedy is nigh: Veep unveils its season 3 premiere tonight at 10:30 on HBO. This season, our narcissistic vice president of the United States, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), stealthily begins her campaign for the Oval Office now that it appears POTUS won’t be seeking re-election.
While Veep‘s first two seasons showed viewers how Washington works, “season 3 is all about getting out of D.C.,” says creator Armando Iannucci. “It’s all about: How does the country work? She’s meeting people in Detroit, in the South, she’s going to a gun show, she’s meeting lobbyists. And because she’s on the campaign trail, it’s all about her no longer having to hide behind the president. But that means she’s going to have to declare her views on all sorts of issues. She can’t fudge it any more, she has to be specific….She’s got to become much more political.”
Selina is not the only one under pressure/the microscope this season. The unmerry band of misfits that comprise her staff also need to shine as the stakes ramp up significantly, and their adventures take them as far away as London, where Selina attends a major conference. To find out what to expect in season 3 from each character, elect to scroll down.
On HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the gaffe-prone, image-conscious vice president of the United States. She’s pretty good at it: Not only has she secured the support of both critics and fans, she’s won two Emmys for the role of Selina Meyer. Turns out, Louis-Dreyfus can subconsciously slip into Meyer mode when the show’s cameras aren’t rolling too. Earlier this year, she attended a high-profile event at the White House with a man who is very close to her. (No, not Tony Hale, who co-stars as her on-screen body man Gary – it was her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus.) What happened next was … well, we’ll just let Louis-Dreyfus take it from here: READ FULL STORY
Selina Meyer is running for President! But the campaign isn’t quite what she expected.
In Veep‘s season 3 trailer, Selina is not only prevented from speaking her mind, but also told that in order to “maximize” her chances of becoming the POTUS, she pretty much has to fire her entire staff. Well, except for Sue.
Watch Selina plan her campaign strategy — and say inappropriate things — in the comedy’s latest trailer:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Golden Globe noms for 'Veep' AND 'Enough Said': 'I'm out of my mind with happiness'
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus one of the best mornings a star could ever wish for. Not only did she score a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) for Veep, she got one for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Enough Said.
You can bet she was excited about it:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congrats on a great morning.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Goddammit! Thank you!
For some reason, I imagined Jonah delivering this news to you. How do you think Selina Meyer would react if Jonah told her she was nominated for a Golden Globe?
Well, you have to understand that Selina is an egomaniac, of course, and she detests Jonah. But since the news is good news — and it’s good news about her — she might even hug Jonah before kicking him out of the office. READ FULL STORY
Sunday night didn’t mark the first Emmy win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but that doesn’t mean she’s over it. “It means a ton, because I’ve actually lost many more times than I’ve won,” she said, noting that she’s missed out on the prize 10 times. “It is delicious to win.”
And she credits the Best Actress in a Comedy victory to the Veep writers. “It really has to do with the writing. Fundamentally on the page, it was there. It’s there. … First of all, it’s Armando Iannucci’s voice, which is unique. Nobody had ever done anything like this before. He took it and ran with it. And we have the most superlative writers, who I think I forgot to thank when I was up there. They are outrageously talented.”
Louis-Dreyfus said she planned to sleep with her new statue, but the night wasn’t all upbeat for Louis-Dreyfus: A planned In Memoriam tribute is set for her Enough Said co-star James Gandolfini. The actress was somber when asked about the late actor, but she was also in a hurry to get back to her seat. “I want to be seeing the tribute to Jim.”
Like many young comedians, a college-aged Julia Louis-Dreyfus dreamed of performing on Saturday Night Live one day. So when the future Seinfeld star was cast on NBC’s sketch show at the tender age of 21 — before she had even graduated from Northwestern University — she was understandably thrilled. (Louis-Dreyfus has called the moment “a huge Cinderella-getting-to-go-to-the-ball kind of experience.”)
Unfortunately, actually being on SNL was more Grimm brothers fairy tale than sanitized Disney story. “I did not adapt well,” the three-time Emmy winner (and current nominee) told EW editor Jess Cagle at a recent SiriusXM Town Hall. In fact, Louis-Dreyfus continued, “I was pretty miserable.”
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Will Veep stand for victory on Emmy night? Not only are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky and the HBO political comedy itself up for trophies, Arrested Development veteran Tony Hale is an Supporting Actor nominee for his scene-stealing role as Gary, adoring personal aide to the Vice President (Louis-Dreyfus). Although the ceremony doesn’t take place until Sept. 22, Hale shares the 10 ways that he has already started prepping for the Emmys. READ FULL STORY
Forget coffee — this NSFW video of Veep‘s prickly, foul-mouthed characters demanding cappuccinos with “crack sprinkles” and hissing about the “most important piss” their boss has ever taken should be the only energy boost you need. The first season of HBO’s caustic political comedy hits DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday; beyond even more deleted scenes, the release features a few shorts starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s hapless vice president, a making-of documentary, and commentary from creator Armando Iannucci and Louis-Dreyfus, among others.
If you still haven’t caught the series that won the Seinfeld alum her latest Emmy — for shame! — consider this a decent introduction. When even the material that got cut crackles, you know the show’s gotta be good.
It’s time for the second season of Veep, HBO’s lightning-fast/lightning-foul comedy about the first female V.P. (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), the most-aggressive, second-most-powerful politician in D.C.
Here’s what we learn from the show’s new NSFW trailer: the Veep’s team is headed to a pig roast (maybe) where the hosts might be intimately involved with the main course; the Veep considers “daughter-boarding”; and, unrelated to those two incidents, the Veep becomes a meme, or “mean ma’am” — sorry, “meme, ma’am.” Something tells me V.P. really doesn’t stand for Very Precious.
Register for season 2, which begins April 14, below:
EW has confirmed that HBO will offer free online access for a limited time to its two newest offerings, Girls and Veep. Girls, Lena Dunham’s well-received 20-somethings-in-Brooklyn series, hits HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com, and OnDemand channels on the Monday morning after the show’s April 15 premiere and will be available through May 14. The next Sunday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale bow in the political comedy Veep, which will be download for free on iTunes from April 23 to May 21 and stream on the same sites as Girls.
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