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Event: “Veep” PaleyFest Panel

WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland
WHEN March 27, 2014


STORY & PHOTOS

If you haven’t yet watched HBO’s “Veep”, you’re really missing out. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States, and is surrounded by an outstanding supporting cast. “Veep” takes a hilarious look at Washington and the White House with a warts-and-all approach. It’s like “Arrested Development” meets “The West Wing”.

Cast-of-Veep-at-PaleyFest-2014-photo-by-Live-the-Movies“Veep” was honored at PaleyFest this year, and I was excited to be in the audience. In attendance were creator Armando Ianucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Tim Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, and Gary Cole. (Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Tony Hale and that Buster Bluth from “Arrested Development” is my favorite character ever, so I was pretty much freaking out just about the fact that Tony Hale was there.)

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The cast was hilarious (of course) and super nice, as well. They signed autographs and took photos and were extremely accommodating. I asked fellow Mainer Tim Simons, who plays the funny-as-hell Jonah, for a photo and he literally hopped offstage to take a photo with me. (He is extremely tall, but my arms stretched just enough to get us both in the photo!) Love him.

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I also posed with Reid Scott, who couldn’t have been nicer. I look crazy but I don’t care because IT’S DAN.

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And then, to put the cherry on the ice cream sundae of my life, I asked Tony Hale if I could snap a photo with him and he was like “sure!” and grabbed the camera and took the photo himself.

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I love how his head is poking into the frame; it’s such a Buster thing to do and therefore it’s perfect. I couldn’t help but ramble that Buster is my favorite character ever and that I cried when Tony won his Emmy for “Veep” (true story, ask Alex) and he didn’t file for a restraining order. What a great man. (He was also incredibly nice when I interviewed him a few years ago.)

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Julia is gorgeous and sweet, of course. She is definitely one of my comedy (and life) idols. She is iconic.


STORY & PHOTOS

Written by Christina LeBlanc
Photos by Christina LeBlanc (and Tony Hale, hahaha)

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