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Emmys 2012: Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrates awards and politics

September 23, 2012|By Amy Kaufman
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds her award for "Veep" at the 2012 Emmys.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds her award for "Veep" at the 2012 Emmys. (Joe Klamar )

Since she plays a vice president on "Veep," it shouldn't come as a surprise that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' TV lineup includes a lot of news coverage.

"What do I watch?" she mused, contemplating a reporter's question backstage after taking home the top comedy actress prize. " 'Colbert, 'The Daily Show,' 'Meet the Press,''Face the Nation,' CSPAN."

All of the ongoing political coverage has influenced the narrative of her HBO show, the actress said. 

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"It's an amazing time in politics," she said. "It seems front-and-center right now in our lives, and there's a lot of good, rich material out there from which to glean -- and not parody. But [there are] little morsels that we can take away almost every day, it seems."

As for how she plans to celebrate her third Emmy win, Louis-Dreyfus said she was excited to take her 15-year-old son out on the town.

"It's very exciting that he's here -- he'll go to the Governors Ball with us, and then he'll go home because he has school tomorrow," she explained. "Then my husband and I will go out on the town and live it up a little, for sure."


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