Julia Louis-Dreyfus on 2020 Candidates: ‘Fan’ of Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren is a ‘Powerhouse’

IndieWire | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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“Veep” has long been saddled with the unenviable task of creating a fictional world while dealing with developments in our own. But as the show leads up to its final episodes, star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is showing admiration for a few presidential candidates who are looking to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

In a recent profile in Porter Edit, Louis-Dreyfus talked about the current wave of women who are grabbing their share of headlines as the country barrels toward a pivotal presidential election next fall.

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“My agenda was only ever to make an exceptionally funny show, but wouldn’t it be nice if it further opened up the conversation about powerful women?” she said, later adding, “I’m a big fan of [California senator] Kamala Harris, and I admire AOC’s [Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] pluck…She’s tough as nails, and I dig that, a lot. [Massachusetts senator] Elizabeth Warren is a powerhouse.”

The conversation also outlines the number of ways the actress behind some of TV’s most iconic characters persevered to get Selina Meyer to a farewell season. During her recent bout with breast cancer, she worked on reading scripts as best she could during her treatment. In order to ensure that she kept the ability to memorize lines once the...
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