'Veep': HBO's Comedic Take on Our Number 2

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who, like show's co-producer Frank Rich, is from Maryland.
Robert Devaney
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who, like show's co-producer Frank Rich, is from Maryland.

Before its April 22 Sunday night cable debut, the cast of HBO's comedy series, "Veep," checked into Washington April 11 at the United States Institute of Peace for red-carpet poses and interviews along with a reception and preview of the first episode.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best know for "Seinfeld," stars as Vice President Selina Meyer with her office more or less in its own bubble, with the president never shown on screen, and with Washington seen as much as a popularity contest as high school. At the preview, Louis-Dreyfus and a few of her co-stars said that they were happy being actors and did not envy the lives of politicians. Nevertheless, the D.C.-Hollywood connection continues in film, in lobbying efforts and with the increasingly exclusive White House Correspondents Association Dinner April 28. And, while Louis-Dreyfus talked to several politicians in her research for the role, but not Sarah Palin, the subject of an earlier HBO political show.

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