The fifth season of vicious political satire Veep is about to start, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is making the talk show rounds to promote it. On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she talks about how the genius of the show is that they never identify which political party everybody belongs to.
“I play a character who will pretty much say anything to stay alive politically. So, really, we just refer to the ‘other party,'” says Louis-Dreyfus. She also says that the show never parodies a real person. Still, the show ends up being so accurate, that politicians from both parties will go up to her and say, ” ‘It’s just like them.’ They always think it’s the people in the other party.”