Julia Louis-Dreyfus to play VP in HBO comedy
April 18th, 2011
12:31 PM ET

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to play VP in HBO comedy

"Seinfeld" alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus is getting into politics. The Emmy-winning actress will star as the vice president of the United States in HBO's upcoming comedy series "Veep."

According to Deadline, Louis-Dreyfus will play Selina Meyer, a former senator who is elected vice president and discovers that the gig isn't quite what she was expecting.

The series, which is set "very near the White House," will co-star Anna Chlumsky (who starred in the 1991 Macaulay Culkin drama "My Girl") as Meyer's chief of staff and Tony Hale ("Arrested Development") as her right-hand man.

"Veep" is Louis-Dreyfus' third prime-time series since "Seinfeld" ended in 1998. She previously headlined the short-lived "Watching Ellie" and, most recently, "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

Will you watch Louis-Dreyfus in her new HBO show?

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Mary Clancy

    Too Old?? Too young maybe! But Julia Louis-Dreyfus can play any kind of comedy. I know everyone loved her in Seinfeld and she was really good in it, but watch the reruns of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and you will see how funny this woman can be. She was brilliant. That show was so good, well written, quick, and sharp, yet it got canceled to make room for CBS and their dreck show juggernaut. It makes CBS execs look like morons! Good luck on HBO, Julia! "Veep" sounds great.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. big

    Super M.I.L.Hug ALERT

    April 19, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. John Book

    Based on a UK show, which was good

    April 19, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sean

    Look it up, people, this is an Armando Iannucci show, so it'll be great. Rent The Thick of It or In the Loop - I'm assuming Chlumsky's playing the same character from the latter. This should be hilarious.

    April 19, 2011 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. jayman419

    HBO = boobies?

    April 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. marielle

    Julia's great! MIss her on "Old Christine"....they should bring that show back!!

    April 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Peace

    I had almost forgot about Anna Chlumsky, she played a great part in the My Girl movies.

    April 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Evel Knievel

    This hag needs to retire.

    April 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark

    Absolutely! I think she's the best comedy actress since Lucy.

    April 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Superhiro

    Kinda agree. She doesn't really work well outside of the Elaine character on Seinfeld. Kinda like Jennifer Aniston on Friends. She can't play any other character.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @wild stallions

    i was kind of hoping no one would even comment on this blog. that would show how little we actually care for her. she just isnt funny.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Loren

    Never. She is high on the comedian cringe factor and I prefer laughing with a comedian rather than cringing when I hear thm speak.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Uncle Fudge

    Black Man? You mean like Obama? He isnt black. He is half and half.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ZweiStein

    Absolutely. I like her. I think she'd make a great VP. I do look forward to seeing it.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Uncle Fudge

    She is too old plus this story has zero percent of ever actually happening.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZweiStein

      How old should a VP be? And do you mean like the zero percent chance of a black man becoming president?

      April 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • InternetSpy

      I am 21. I listen to these guys on the radio and heard this. Now I am hooked on Seinfeld reruns that I am seeing for the first time and she looks pretty cute too!


      April 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |

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