Julia Louis-Dreyfus: ‘Veep’ Could Never Have Coped With January 6th
“I don’t know how to make it funny, especially when people have lost their lives,” the Emmy winner said.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus hasn’t officially ruled out a rumored eighth season of “Veep,” but a plot line would be a definite no-go.
The Emmy winner revealed that while Vice President Kamala Harris told her the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy series is more accurate than fans will ever know, “Veep” never addresses the Jan. 6 uprising.
“I don’t know how we would know,” Louis-Dreyfus said Species. “I don’t know how to make this funny, especially when people have lost their lives.”
The “Seinfeld” alum added that it would take “several years of normality in Washington before we can revisit anything” with “Veep,” given how the fictional series has echoed Trump’s presidency, including moments in Washington, D.C., in recent years. . .
“It was incredible,” Louis-Dreyfus said of the aforementioned interaction with the vice president. “Her husband, the First Gentleman, and she told me they love ‘Veep,’ and it’s more like DC than anyone will admit.
“Veep” premiered in 2012 and ran for seven seasons before ending in May 2019. Louis-Dreyfus explained that it would be “tricky” to re-watch the series, which mocks politics and the politically correct awakening, today.
“I’m a fan of sensitivity. When people complain that they are too politically correct, I start to question their motives,” he said. “I believe in irony and satire – there has to be a place for a culture to survive – but I also believe in being sensitive and kind at the same time.”
“Veep” star Tony Hale previously told IndieWire in October 2022 that he would “show up on (Louis-Dreyfus’s) doorstep” to participate in the eighth season of “Veep” on HBO.
“A lot of times as a comedian in other jobs that I’ve worked in, you know when someone finds something funny, or you think something is funny, but then it might not be. You’re not on the same page with comedy, Hale said. But on “Veep,” I so admired their writing, and I so admired the jokes and the subtlety and the surprises. If I can do it again, I’m in. I’m bringing a purse to do this show.”
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