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'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus lunches with real veep Joe Biden

Two veeps were in the White House Friday: Vice President Joe Biden lunched with "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus isn't a vice-president, but she plays one on TV's "Veep." The actress met with real Vice President Joe Biden on Friday at the White House.

Like many vice presidents before him, President Obama's No. 2 has given the HBO political comedy plenty of material to parody. But Biden's blunders pale in comparison to the humiliating setbacks suffered by Selina Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus' character, ever since a failed presidential bid landed her in the vice president's office.


Her lunch date at Biden's real-life workplace wasn't the first time the actress has spoken with the vice president.

"(He) was in touch with me to congratulate me on winning the Emmy for this part, and he was very funny about it," Louis-Dreyfus told Politico, "which led me to believe that he may have seen a couple of episodes."

The real politician must have a sense of humor, because one of those episodes, "Frozen Yoghurt," spoofs Biden's gaffe at a custard shop: In 2010, he made headlines for snapping at the store's manager, who complained about his taxes.

Season two of "Veep" premieres Sunday on HBO. Meanwhile, check out Louis-Dreyfus' behind-the-scenes WhoSay video and photo gallery.

 

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