Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who stars as Vice President Selina Meyer in the new HBO series “VEEP,” told The Daily Caller that she is “very satisfied” with President Barack Obama’s performance in office and that she will vote for him again in the next election.
TheDC asked Dreyfus, best known for her role as Elaine Benes on the hit television show “Seinfeld,” if she hopes GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney chooses a female running mate.
“I’m a Barack Obama supporter myself so that’s all I’m going to say,” Dreyfus responded at the premiere of “VEEP,” which debuts on HBO Sunday, April 22.
“I’m very satisfied with the president and I’m looking forward to voting for him again,” she said.
In 2009 Vice President Joe Biden said his job was “easy” because you “don’t have to do anything.” TheDC asked Dreyfus if she agrees or disagrees with Biden, based on her experience with the show.
“Yes and no, is that a fair answer? I mean, I think that the Vice President’s — it’s a question of, it’s not that they don’t do anything, it’s that what they do and how important that is and the Vice President is a powerful position,” she said.
“I think at the same time it’s an entirely powerless position and inherent in that is great comedy, you know? I mean, because in fact, the Vice President has two constitutional duties, to preside over the Senate and to step in for the president should he or she become unable to govern. Other than that, there’s nothing.”
Dreyfus said she has not discussed the show with Biden.
“I met Biden before when he was campaigning. I did a goofy bit with him on the Ellen show but and I’m a huge fan but I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to him about this show yet,” she said.
“I think frankly, understandably, when we were shooting this originally, I think he was probably hesitant to talk to us or to me specifically because he didn’t know what the hell this show was going to be, you know what I mean? I get that.”