"'Veep' was unlike anything I'd ever done before from a creative point of view. The script is never locked, ever. Sometimes you would start shooting and you wouldn't know where the story would end. It is a multi-layered organic (process) that is always moving. It has a grittiness and a rawness that is captured. As an actor, it is just very satisfying to play."
About This Interview
In her three-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, Julia Louis-Dreyfus discusses her early work in comedy as a member of the Second City Improv group in Chicago, and explains how the experience helped her career. She talks about getting cast as a regular on Saturday Night Live, and speaks of working with Larry David. She recounts her role on NBC's Day by Day and working with Gary David Goldberg. She details her role as "Elaine Benes" on Seinfeld, describes working with the cast, and comments on the cultural phenomenon that the show became. She discusses starring in and producing the show Watching Ellie, and guest-starring on Arrested Development. Dreyfus then talks about starring in The New Adventures of Old Christine, and shares how she felt when the show was cancelled. She describes her current show Veep, outlining how it was pitched and how working for HBO differs from working for network television. She speaks of researching D.C politics to develop her character "Selina Meyer," and talks of winning an Emmy for the role. Amy Harrington conducted the interview in two parts on May 16 and June 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.