'Veep' Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'There is no higher desire to make a statement'


Zap2it: Does "Veep" have a message for viewers other than just making them laugh?Julia Louis-Dreyfus: At the end of the day we are just trying to entertain and hopefully make people laugh, because it is a comedy show, after all. There is no higher desire to make a "statement" about politics, other than to say it's important to remember these are just people trying to do a job, just as you and I do. That's what is both humanizing and scary about the whole process.Zap2it: What surprised you most about a vice president's job?Julia Louis-Dreyfus: This may sound simplistic, but what sort of surprised me is just the mundane realities of life in that office and the cruel realities of that position -- to an extent, any position -- in government, actually. When I spoke to people who had been in that office and who worked around various vice presidents, just the reality of certain...



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