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'Veep's' Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the episode that snagged an Emmy nod

'Veep's' Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the episode that snagged an Emmy nod

"Running," the "Veep" episode that Julia Louis-Dreyfus submitted to Emmy voters, began its life several years ago when the show's creator, Armando Iannucci, walked into a glass door while vacationing in Cape Cod. After Iannucci told Louis-Dreyfus the story (and the three-time Emmy winner finally stopped laughing), they agreed that Louis-Dreyfus' striving, status-obsessed U.S. vice president, Selina Meyer, should suffer a similar mishap at a particularly crucial moment. "We filed it away, waiting for the right time to use it," Iannucci says by phone from London. "Between the accident itself and then the pain medication that would follow, we...

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