The “Dharma and Greg” actress’s hope might just come true — the entire cast was poised to make a pit stop at the White House later that day for a President Obama-hosted screening of the show, which premieres Jan. 10.
He cracked, “After six years of working in politics, first for [Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLynch-Clinton meeting creates firestorm Poll: 'Apprentice' viewers pick Clinton WH defends Lynch from Clinton meeting fallout MORE] and then for Obama, if I was going to write something about politics it would just kind of be like a long scream.”
Lovett says while his former colleagues at the White House have been “incredibly supportive” of the show, he’s “terrified that no one will laugh” at the screening with Obama.
Many of the cast members agreed they’d rather stick to playing Washington power players than actually being them in real life.
When asked if he’d ever consider going from actor to politician, à la former President Ronald Reagan, actor Bill Pullman, who plays a fictional president in the show, replied, “[Reagan] was known as 'the Great Communicator.' I’d be known as 'the Great Dislocator.' ” He said with a smile, “I don’t have the leadership, instincts, or the GPS he had.”
Actor Andre Holland, who takes on the role of a long-suffering White House spokesman, said, “One thing I’ve learned from this process is that the press secretary is a job that I would not ever want.”
“I mean the amount of stress and turn-on-a-dime that one has to do ... the ability to take information, change it, amend it, and then deliver it back that’s easily digestible,” Holland lamented, “I think in a way [it’s] a very special skill set. And one that I’m not sure I’d like to spend my life exploring.”