"Veep's" Anna Chlumsky stopped by The Times' offices recently to talk about her Emmy-nominated turn on the show and whether the series might some day evolve into an altogether different title: "POTUS."
Chlumsky's character, Amy Brookheimer, the chief of staff and, now, campaign manager to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' would-be leader of the free world, has seemingly won the job she wanted. Is that a good thing? Chlumsky's not so sure, though, as she notes, the show's characters are all about the winning. So ... yay?
Chlumsky had much to say about the ways "Veep" has looked at the incredible scrutiny that follows politicians these days, bringing her newborn daughter to the set ("A baby is a morale boost ... when everyone's been working a long, long day, it's nice to see a baby smile," she says) and the lone item that might be found in Amy's refrigerator. (Not even mustard? Really?)
She also spoke about her harrowing four-episode guest turn on "Hannibal," playing an FBI trainee who discovers the title character's identity and pays for it with two years in captivity. A total change of pace, but "that's just the kind of gal I am," Chlumsky says. "I like to stretch."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times