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Former ‘Seinfeld’ star to portray fictional VP in new HBO series ‘VEEP’


Other TV shows that were filmed in Charm City include “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire.” “Veep,” a political satire, will be far more lighthearted than those gritty programs.

Dreyfus will play the role of Vice President Selina Meyer, a former Democratic senator who becomes vice president after losing a primary to the man who eventually becomes commander in chief. Dreyfus played the kooky Elaine character on the hit TV show “Seinfeld.”

A press release states that Meyer “finds being vice president of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.”

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And while parallels may seem easy to draw between the lead character and former Sen. and current Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE, or former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (whom Louis-Dreyfus somewhat resembles), those who have read the script report that Meyer isn’t quite so easy to pinpoint.

Big Hollywood, Andrew Breitbart’s blog, recently reported that other characters in the pilot include a “sharp-tongued chief of staff,” a “slobbish press secretary” and a “liaison between the president and VP’s offices … who is extremely unattractive and creepy but hopes his role as a White House ‘big shot’ will someday impress the chicks.”

The series is the brainchild of British-born Armando Iannucci, whose past work includes 2009’s feature film “In the Loop,” a send-up of British politics that quickly became a cult favorite among political wonks.

Like her new character, Dreyfus is a Democrat. She made political donations to Sens. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenOvernight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Pawlenty departing Wall Street group as campaign rumors swirl Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' MORE (D-Minn.) and Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Billionaire Steyer to push for Dem House push Billionaire Steyer announces million for Dem House push MORE (D-Calif.) in 2010.