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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Veep doesn't take political sides'

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has insisted that her new HBO sitcom Veep doesn't spoof specific political leaders.

The Seinfeld actress stars in Veep as fictional Vide President Selina Meyer, who finds that the second highest office in the US actually marginalizes her influence.

Louis-Dreyfus explained on Live! with Kelly on Tuesday that she was intrigued by Veep because it satirizes the very nature of politics.

"You'll never know what party [Vice President Meyer is] in, and you'll never see the president," the star revealed to Kelly Ripa.

She also described Veep's comedic style, saying: "It's a very particular tone and it's really about political behaviour. It's the powerful position of Number Two."

Arrested Development's Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Upright Citizen's Brigade star Matt Walsh round out Veep's cast.

The comedy series is the latest project from writer Armando Iannucci, who previously satirized British politics in the series The Thick of It and the spinoff film In The Loop.

Veep premieres Sunday, April 22 on HBO in the US.

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