Richardson, who plays campaign aide Richard Splett on the HBO comedy, told TheWrap that it was a bit of a challenge to convincingly portray a character who was unfamiliar with self-pleasure.
“For me, the hardest thing was to play a scene where I’m a grown man who doesn’t know how to masturbate,” Richardson said. “I had to dig deep on that one because, as of myself, I’ve done it for longer than I can remember.”
Meanwhile, the season’s most trying scene for Scott was when his character, TV personality Dan Egan, took to the streets to teach viewers about the homelessness epidemic.
“Granted, it’s supposed to be Dan being very self-involved, and he thinks it’s this really wonderful piece that he’s doing,” Scott told TheWrap. “But I felt so horrible pretending to be someone with no legs, living in a box downtown. And there was legit unfortunate people walking by, and I was like, ‘No, I’m just pretending.'”
The actor continued, “I felt pretty bad about that — there’s a lot that I feel bad about, doing this show.”
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“Veep” airs its Season 6 finale on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.