Saturday, April 13, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden Hosts White House Lunch For 'VEEP' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"We had a lovely lunch, and it's a day I'll never forget," says HBO star...
White House reality series meets HBO hit sitcom: Vice President Joe Biden on Friday had lunch with VEEP star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  It's the subject of Biden's fifth installment of Being Biden, his audio-video series.  The White House released the episode a day ahead of the second season premiere of VEEP on Sunday, posting the photo above of the actress sitting at the Vice President's desk in his West Wing office, with a sound clip.

Biden typically narrates his Being Biden episodes, but the actress took over this week.  She won an Emmy for her role in the first season of the show that spoofs America's the vice presidency, playing Selina Meyer, a hapless, power-hungry vice president who is surrounded by infighting aides.
"This is hilarious...this is a picture of two vice presidents hard at work in the vice president's office in the West Wing," Louis-Dreyfus says in the audio clip. "I came to have lunch with Vice President Joe Biden."  

"I surprise him by sitting at his desk, so he thought he'd just ask my advice on various briefs he had to deal with.  And I was happy to give him my advice, which he paid no attention to whatsoever.  Which is why he is such a wise vice president." 

"We had a lovely lunch, and it's a day I'll never forget."

The two have met before.  In 2008, Biden managed to dunk Louis-Dreyfus during her turn in a Charity Celebrity Dunking Machine on the TV show Ellen.   The actress was in DC this week for a premiere reception for VEEP at the Motion Picture Association of America.

Previous episodes of Being Biden have been about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Biden visiting the Lady Hens of the University of Delaware; gun control and Biden with Catholic Nuns in Rome; and gun control and Biden having dinner with hunters in Delaware.

The photo caption read 'Vice President Joe Biden jokes with Julia Louis-Dreyfus of the TV show, “VEEP,” as she sits at his desk in the Vice President's West Wing office at the White House, April 12, 2013.'

*Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson