Conyers impresses ‘Nip/Tuck’ actress by ‘rocking out’ to Coltrane

Washington is known for being too serious too much of the time, but some fun was had when (and before) actress Kelly Carlson stopped by Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s (D-Mich.) office this week.

Best known for her role as the sultry but disturbed Kimber Henry on the racy FX show “Nip/Tuck,” Carlson walked into Conyers’s office — and found the lawmaker “rocking out to [jazz legend John] Coltrane!” she told ITK at a dinner at Teatro Goldoni on K Street.

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Carlson praised Conyers’s style and warmth. “He’s so lively,” she said, smiling.

The actress was visiting Capitol Hill with fellow thespian and former congressional staffer Wendie Malick, where the duo met Sens. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyHollywood, DC come together for First Amendment-themed VIP party The Hill's 12:30 Report Lawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March MORE (D-Vt.) and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist MORE (D-La.), as well as Rep. Ed WhitfieldEd WhitfieldWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? Overnight Energy: Green group sues Exxon over climate science MORE (R-Ky.).

On their agenda were two bills moving through Congress: one to end the slaughter of horses (H.R. 503) and another to protect mustangs and burros in the American West (S. 727).