Everyone has a vice Credit: HBO
Everyone has a vice
Credit: HBO

Veep thrills: Julia Louis-Dreyfus gives us one more season

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“I’m strictly a Scotch girl and I always have been, so I never really experimented with Chardonnay.” So declares Selina Meyer in Season 6 of Veep, though she leaves most of the drinking to her doom-laden chief of staff, Ben Cafferty.

Arguably the most savage U.S. comedy ever made, the profane, zinger-filled HBO series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as powerless and delusional former president and vice-president Meyer, is back for a seventh and final season that started March 31. That’s great news for fans after 11-time Emmy Award winner Louis-Dreyfus beat breast cancer.

Reid Scott (ethically vacant sometime Meyer aide Dan Egan) was choked that Veep never made it to eight, but he rallied. “Within five minutes and probably a glass of whiskey later, I was like, ‘No, you know what? This the right thing to do. We’ve created something so beautiful. Don’t cheapen it,’” Scott tells Entertainment Weekly.

French connection

Matt Walsh, who plays hapless former White House press secretary Mike McLintock, has been advancing his movie career. In Under the Eiffel Tower, Walsh portrays an out-of-work American bourbon salesman smitten with a French vineyard owner. Scott also makes an appearance, but word is this film is no Veep.

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