“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus may not yet know who she is voting for in the 2020 presidential election, but it will definitely be a Democrat.
“I have no idea who I’m going to support in 2020. Except to say that it will be a Democrat. That’s for goddamn sure,” the actress said via satellite Friday during the Television Critics Association press tour. “I am a patriot and I’m very unhappy with our current political situation. This has, by the way, nothing to do with ‘Veep’ — this is me talking now.”
Current Democratic candidates include California Senator Kamala Harris, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Louis-Dreyfus was not physically in attendance during the show’s TCA panel because she was on location in Austria, and she said the locals constantly ask her about Donald Trump. “They ask me what do I think of Trump. That’s the question I get,” she said. “As soon as they hear my accent, they know that I’m an American citizen, that’s by far the first question.”
HBO dropped a whole mess of premiere date news Friday, announcing “Big Little Lies” will return for Season 2 this June, and the final season of “Veep” will debut this March. While the cable network didn’t give an official date for the launch of “BLL’s” next batch of episodes, it did set the Louis-Dreyfus comedy’s final run start for March 31.