Louis-Dreyfus researched new role with 2 US veeps
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she spoke with two U.S. vice presidents to research her role in an upcoming HBO series.
The former "Seinfeld" actress portrays Vice President Selina Meyer in "Veep," a comedy that debuts in April. The network says the character discovers the job is nothing like she expected and everything she was warned about.
Louis-Dreyfus wouldn't reveal which vice presidents she spoke to, but Al Gore said Friday that he was one of them.
He says he's looking forward to the series "because I like her so much."
He says Louis-Dreyfus peppered him with questions for about an hour over coffee, wanting to learn details about what it was like to live in the security bubble.