‘Alpha House’ Stars Mark Consuelos and Clark Johnson: We’re Slamming All Politicians

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Amazon’s new original series “Alpha House” — from “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau — might revolve around the comedic antics of a quartet of Republican senators/roommates, but rest assured, media-bias watchdogs: Both sides of the political aisle will be taking their lumps.

TheWrap sat down with “Alpha House” stars Mark Consuelos and Clark Johnson — who play senators Andy Guzman and Robert Bettencourt, respectively. The two chatted about the art of playing Republican, and the bipartisan skewering that the show — premiering Nov. 15 — will offer.

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“We’re slamming all politicians. We’re having fun with everybody,” Johnson asserted. “Wanda Sykes is playing a Democrat senator, and Cynthia Nixon [will appear on the show as well], so they’ll give us a female presence and a voice from the left, but they’ll get lampooned down the road as well.”

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“I think everybody gets their fair share of lumps,” Consuelos added.

As for what it takes for an actor to channel his inner GOP pol, Johnson noted, “Have a sense of humor, and try to see the humanity of those guys.”

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Consuelos offered  his own requirement for capturing the Republican essence in one’s performance.

“I think strong hair,” Consuelos quipped.

Watch TheWrap’s interview: