Top Democrats asked Julia Louis-Dreyfus to run for office: report

Top Democrats reportedly once asked "Veep" actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus to run for office, to which she replied, "Not in a million years."

It's unclear from The Washington Post article when the request took place or who exactly approached the actress.  

Louis-Dreyfus is beloved for her portrayal of Selena Meyer, a career politician who serves briefly as president on the show "Veep."


The actress, who endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE for president last summer, has previously weighed in on politics.

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, for example, she hit back at President Trump's immigration ban.  

"I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant," she said. "My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France. I'm an American patriot, and I love this country. And because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it's un-American."

In a 2012 interview with The Hill, she said that she finds politics interesting.

"I campaign for candidates that I feel passionate about, now more than ever. I love to watch all the political interview shows, the 'Meet the Presses' and the 'Face the Nations.' "