I keep meaning to watch Veep – I have the first season sitting on my laptop just waiting to be enjoyed, but I’m slow and busy, so I’ve only seen the first episode so far. However, I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus and I’m on board for anything she does, so I know it’ll be great.
One thing that’s awesome about her character on Veep is that she’s one of the most foul-mouthed bitches in the game, and it’s hilarious and not at all overdone and totally works. It seems real – something that Julia is thrilled about off-camera, as well.
From Rolling Stone:
“Once, when we were trying to come up with the particular perfect, horrible, swear-y thing to say in Veep, I said, ‘You do realize that if we were 12, we would get in big trouble for this conversation,’” she said. “That was not part of the curriculum in high school, and the fact that it is now a part of the curriculum of my life is a pleasure, which is the understatement of the universe.” Incidentally, a Senate aide told Rolling Stone that Veep is “way more realistic than House of Cards. . . It works because it’s revealing truths.”
One show I HAVE seen is House of Cards, and that shit is GOOD. Which is besides the point, I know, but it warranted mentioning. I love thinking of politics being full of foul-mouthed, immature, power hungry babies, though. Seems about right.
Have you watched Veep? Do I need to make this a priority?
Jennifer Lawrence with actress Lupita Nyong’o. I really want to know what they were talking about.
The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.
I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.
The television people got all gussied up and won some awards. Here are some of the notable winners at the 2013 Emmy’s. Michael Douglas kissed Matt Damon’s face off into an Emmy for playing Liberace. Behind The Candelabra also won for best miniseries or movie. We all knew that was gonna happen.
Best Comedy: Modern Family
Best Lead Actress (Comedy): Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Lead Actor (Comedy): Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy): Tony Hale, Veep
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy): Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Best Drama: Breaking Bad (YEAH, BITCH!)
Best Lead Actress (Drama): Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Lead Actor (Drama): Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom. (BOOO, BITCH!)
Best Supporting Actor (Drama): Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire (BOOO, BITCH!)
Best Supporting Actress (Drama): Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
You can read the rest of the nominations at ABC News.
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I hope we can all agree that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really great and lovely and wonderful and all those good things, right? She was great on Seinfeld, she’s great on Veep and she was great on Saturday Night Live back in the ’80s… she just didn’t love that last one too much. Lots of women on the cast have felt similarly, but let’s just let Julia have her say, shall we?
From SiriusXM Town Hall:
“I did not adapt well,” she acknowledged. “I was pretty miserable. It was a very difficult time of my life.
“I went into that place green as green could be. I came out of a theatre background [and an] improv background that was very [much] ensemble and, ‘We’re doing this together! And we’re in it together!’ Which is great, but that’s not necessarily the culture at SNL when I was there at all.
“It was very dog eat dog. I didn’t have a bag of characters that I could start pulling from. I didn’t have a writer that wrote for me. I wasn’t a stand-up. I was just this actress hoping to get material that I could then make funnier. I didn’t know how to work the system at all. Plus, there were a lot of drugs and I didn’t realize everyone was on drugs… I was a little bit naive.”
Yeah, that sounds pretty shitty – though obviously it wasn’t all bad since that’s where she met Larry David, who was writing on the show at the time. SNL still has a bit of a lady problem (but an even bigger black person problem), but that’s nothing new. That’s showbiz, I guess.
Ms. Louis-Dreyfus had a star unveiled on the Walk of Fame yesterday, but a snafu of epic proportions worked its way into the plans.
Organizers of the event had misspelled the Seinfeld star’s name and had manufactured a star featuring the overt error. The star read “Julia Luis Dreyfus.” However, the issue was caught prior to the unveiling of Louis-Dreyfus’ star and quick Hollywood magic was utilized to create a star with the correct spelling of the thespian’s name. Louis-Dreyfus laughed and chalked the entire ordeal up to standard Hollywood practice:
“The misspelling was so perfectly apt, a great metaphor for showbusiness. Right when you think you’ve made a name for yourself, you get knocked down. It’s an ideal metaphor for how this business works.”
Guess no matter how far you get, you’re always forgettable and insignificant in one way or another, but congratulations on your star anyway, lady — you’re fiercely talented!
Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards have begun filming for their multi-episode reunion that will air on Curb Your Enthusiasm when it finally returns to HBO this Fall.
Julia is quoted as saying, “It was really fun to get together with everybody. Frankly, it was as if we never left.”
And there’s more fun to come. “We’re shooting again this month and in May,” she said. “We have a lot more work to do.”
No surprise, everyone has been sworn to secrecy…
Louis-Dreyfus can’t even reveal if they’re riffing on their legendary Seinfeld characters. “I really can’t say,” she said. “I’m sorry. I would if I could, but I’m not allowed.”
As a fan of both Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m pretty excited about this. I also think I speak for most of America when I say that I hope they really take the piss out of Michael Richards. You can’t put him on Curb Your Enthusiasm and just ignore that infamously racist comedy club outburst from a few years ago. That would be a crime against acerbic comedy.