‘Veep’ Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Explains How She Picks Projects

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published April 16, 2015

Julia talks about going from Seinfeld to Veep and her career longevity
Julia talks about going from Seinfeld to Veep and her career longevity

‘Veep’ star Julia Louis Dreyfus is front and center for Marie Claire’s May 2015 ‘@ Work Cover’. Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer on the hit HBO show which is currently on its fourth season. In her interview, Julia talks about female politicians, her long career that spans back to the 90s with ‘Seinfeld’ and more.

Related: Relive Selina Meyer’s Best Lines From ‘Veep’

On female politicians:
“In my limited experience, I would say that female politicians can be a bit more forthcoming, open. I don’t mean they’re spilling the beans or saying things they shouldn’t, but I don’t feel a guard in the same way. Maybe it’s a female-to-female thing.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Marie Claire @Work May 2015
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Marie Claire @Work May 2015

On her longevity:
“I’ve followed my instinct. I’ve tried to be as thoughtful as I could be and pure in my thinking in terms of looking at projects and, by the way, the people who are attached to those projects. It’s kind of like getting married to a stranger: You spend a lot of time together, and you have to be in sync creatively—and you can’t always know that. For instance, with Armando, I didn’t really know him that well, or at all, actually. And then you sign your life away.”

On her Veep character:
“I play a character who’s a straddler. Her ideology is, ‘I am a political animal, and I will get reelected at all costs.'”


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