Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Joe Biden Team Up In 'Veep' Video For White House Correspondents Dinner
Julia Louis-Dreyfus teamed up with Vice President Joe Biden to create a short Veep inspired video, which was used to introduce President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Joe Biden
In the video, Louis-Dreyfus, appearing as her Veep character, a fictional Vice President with Presidential aspirations, Selina Meyer, decided to skip the White House Correspondents Dinner with Biden and go on a secret tour of the West Wing instead.
The funny video also featured cameos from First Lady Michelle Obama, who gave them a lecture on eating right, Nancy Pelosi, who ran into the Veeps while getting “Gavel Time” tattooed on her forearm, and House Speaker John Boehner, who skipped the “snorespondents dinner” to watch a Panda eat bamboo on a television in his office.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 4, 2014
Other highlights from the 7-minute short include references to memorable Hollywood portrayals of the White House, The West Wing and House of Cards. Louis-Dreyfus took the opportunity to mock the House of Cards format, in which anti-hero Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, often talks directly to camera, breaking the fourth wall.
“Yes, we can all look directly into the camera, Kevin. The point is we’re not supposed to,” said Selina/Louis-Dreyfus.
Biden posted this behind the scenes photo on his official Instagram account with the caption, “A Tale of Two Veeps.”
White House Correspondents Dinner 2014
Joel McHale, who delivered the annual White House Correspondents Dinner roast this year, also joked about Veep and House of Cards during his 20-minute speech.
“House of Cards has had a huge impact on Washington – what a great show. I haven’t seen a Southern senator give a tour de force performance like that since Lindsey Graham played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire,” McHale joked, earning him roars of laughter.
In his remarks, President Obama steered clear from commenting on Hollywood, focusing instead on the disastrous HealthCare.gov and his much criticized appearance on “Between Two Ferns.”
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