Hey isn’t that… Julia Louis-Dreyfus grabbing an early lunch in the exclusive Senate Dining room (it’s only open to members and their guests) with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday?
According to our tipster, the star of the HBO hit “Veep” and the senator, who were joined by a small entourage of the political satire’s writing staff, met for about two hours. Later the group got a tour of the Capitol. A spokeswoman in Klobuchar’s office declined to “speak to the nature of their conversation.” But we’re assuming Louis-Dreyfus, better know as the potty-mouthed President Selina Meyer, returned to the marble hallways of Capitol Hill to mine for comedy gold.
For the conspiracy theorists: When we last left Selina, who was running for president, the election was too close to call. Maybe in season five she’s forced on the walk of shame down Pennsylvania Avenue and back to the Senate? Just a thought.
In comedy as in politics, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Republicans apparently wanted some face time with Louis-Dreyfus and Co., too.
Pam Stevens, director of media affairs for the House Republican Conference tweeted at the actress: “We hear you are on Capitol hill today meeting with the democrats. The @HouseGOP would like to meet with you too.” No word on if the cool kids deigned to sit with them, but Louis-Dreyfus has emphasized in the past that the series takes an equal opportunity approach to its punchlines.
“‘Veep’ is a show about the process of politics. It’s not about partisan politics. It’s really about the process and the human behavior behind that process,” Louis-Dreyfus told Christiane Amanpour at the Cannes Lions ad festival last June.