On the Set: Uncovering the Secrets of Political Animals

Usually, the secretary of state keeps company with foreign dignitaries in exotic, far-flung locales, not Teamsters in the shell of a business park by the Philadelphia International Airport. Then again, this Madame Secretary has saved the planet from some really illegal aliens before taking office, so who are we to judge?

As Political Animals' former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, Sigourney Weaver is back in badass form, only on a civic-duty level rather than a sci-fi one. And although she has three names and a philandering ex-husband, Elaine is not based on you-know-who. "I had to get over the slight feeling of, 'Oh, it's Hillary,' which she really isn't," says Weaver, citing inspiration from countless women in power, including a childhood headmistress and...


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