'Political Animals' Sigourney Weaver is 'the matriarch of a very vivid, dysfunctional family'


USA is debuting a new miniseries on Sunday, July 15 called "Political Animals," which stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former first lady and current Secretary of State. Sound familiar? She tells "Today" she is not a Hillary Clinton clone, however. "Certainly we are inspired by Mrs. Clinton, who is such a remarkable woman and a great Secretary of State, she was a great Senator for New York state," says Weaver. "But it's also inspired by these different families that have been in the White House ... being in the White House, you pay a price for that. It gets in your system and you want to get back in."Which is exactly the crux of the series - Elaine's family wanting to get back into the White House."It's so delicious and juicy. I haven't ever been offered material that's like this. Elaine Barrish Hammond is this very gifted politician with a very strong...



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