Capitol Hill staffers focus of new series
The actor explains the place is rife for comedic situations: “You’re in one of several large buildings with a bunch of high-energy people that moved from some other location, and are in their twenties, and are diligently working during the day and they’re wanting to blow off steam at night.”
Heaton plays a fictional Republican member’s chief-of-staff, saying of his character, “He’s trying to keep the office together, but simultaneously trying to figure out what his next jump is going to be in terms of the private sector, lobbying, K Street.”
Although the show is pure fiction, Heaton, 29, says Capitol Hill workers should get a particular kick out of the relatable scenarios: “There’s kind of a power struggle going on between the chief-of-staff and the scheduler, which is not endemic to every office, but you do occasionally see that. There’s the fact that you need to be very nice and professional with a number of kind of crazy constituents that are coming in all the time.”
The entertainer says, “I think it’s a fairly humanizing portrayal of Hill staffers even though all of the characters are over the top and comedic in nature. It’s not making fun of Hill staffers themselves, it’s kind of making fun of the situations they’re in.”
The first of “Cap South’s” 10 webisodes premieres next month on CapSouthTheSeries.com.
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