15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Veep’
HBO’s political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, and Anna Chlumsky follows the day to day White House activities of Vice President and then President Selina Meyer. Her team of attention-seeking misfits puts her campaign for President in jeopardy and often results in hilarity. Whether it’s conflict in the Middle East, a data breach or sex scandal, somehow the Meyer team keeps Selina in the oval office. Veep has won numerous awards including the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. You may be an avid watcher and a fan of the comedy, but there are probably some things you didn’t know about this great comedy. Find out 15 things you probably didn’t know about Veep:
15. The Emmys
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina) won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comdey Series. Tony Hale (Gary), who plays Selina’s bag-man, fed Louis-Dreyfus lines during her acceptance speech, replicating Selina and Gary’s interactions on Veep. Louis-Dreyfus is the only actress to accept an Emmy for three different comedies, as she was also awarded an Emmy for Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
14. A Little Improv
While filming Veep, the actors are encouraged to improvise and make the show funnier. The gags that work are then incorporated into the final cut.