How a role on “Veep” inspired actress Andrea Savage’s next project
With the much-anticipated seventh and final season of “Veep” returning to HBO this spring, actress Andrea Savage, who played President Laura Montez in season 6, is reflecting on her time on-screen with the show’s eleven-time Emmy Award winning star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
“She's an incredible inspiration to me and I think to every female comic that I know,” Savage shared on “Salon Talks.” “I started working on ‘Veep’ right before I really started shooting season one of my show. I watched how incredibly involved she was creatively, and how she was on set. I really drew a lot of inspiration from her of how I wanted to be on my set.”
When asked if she would be reprising her role on the final season of “Veep,” Savage was mum, “I don't know, I can't say anything, I can't say yes, I can't say no.”
Savage is creator and star of truTV’s comedy “I’m Sorry,” now in its second season. Many of the hilarious storylines on the show have at least a kernel of Savage’s own experiences as a mom, and she plays Andrea, a fictionalized version of herself.
Watch the video above to hear how Savage auditioned for the role of president in “Veep.” And watch the full episode to learn more about season two of “I’m Sorry” and how Savage is choosing to run her Hollywood set to accommodate working mothers.
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