‘Veep’ Series Finale Aired 1 Year Ago: How Would Selina Meyer Deal With Coronavirus?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in

For seven seasons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus portrayed Selina Meyer in HBO’s hit sequence Veep. May 12, 2020 marks one 12 months since its closing episode aired. Let’s check out how the incompetent politician would deal with today’s disaster, and the way followers can relive the present whereas caught at residence.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was Selina Meyer in ‘Veep’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in 'Veep'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in ‘Veep’ | HBO

The political satire follows Louis-Dreyfus, who begins the sequence because the power-hungry vp (thus the title) to the seemingly incompetent President Hughes. She, with the assistance of her equally bold employees, will do no matter it takes to get the White House.

While avoiding spoilers, let’s simply say that Selina’s job title adjustments each for the higher and the more serious all through the course of Veep. And whereas the comedy was at all times excessive, the real-life absurdity of the Trump administration brought about it to ramp up closely.

Louis-Dreyfus is staying residence

Prior to her seven seasons on Veep, Louis-Dreyfus was already an award-winning actor. But the sequence helped solidify her standing on TV. She earned the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy six years in a row, solely dropping within the present’s final 12 months on the 2019 Emmy Awards to Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Louis-Dreyfus is following orders and staying at residence. In April 2020, she launched a PSA to California residents for Governor Gavin Newsom, through which she urged residents to respect the rules in place.

She joked that she must be president

During all of this, there may be nonetheless a presidential race to consider. With Joe Biden the presumed Democratic candidate set to tackle Donald Trump in November 2020, all eyes are on him. He beforehand mentioned that he can be selecting a girl as a working mate, which James Corden reminded him of in an April 2020 interview.

As Biden joked that he had chosen Louis-Dreyfus, the actress shared the clip on her personal social media. She blurred the strains between Veep and actuality, writing to the politician, “I accept but I’m a completely unqualified TV personality. Are you sure I shouldn’t be president?”

‘Veep’ author defined how Selina would deal with the pandemic

As we flip to leisure in instances of bother, Vulture requested the minds behind widespread TV reveals how they might write a coronavirus episode. Veep showrunner David Mandel created a fictional biography for Selina Meyer and shared “an excerpt” from this with the publication.

The chapter reveals that in January 2020 (when Trump was ignoring the virus), Selina made an unprecedented transfer, and “sprung into action.” Though she was thwarted by each her personal ego and a few of her less-than-competent employees now and again, the tip result was much more profitable than many could have anticipated from the character.

Where to observe ‘Veep’

If this take a look at the sequence has made readers nostalgic for Veep — or curious, for many who haven’t seen it earlier than — there’s excellent news. All episodes can be found to stream with a Hulu subscription. But we wouldn’t counsel ready lengthy, particularly if you wish to catch up and watch together with Louis-Dreyfus’ Instagram Live streams.

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