“It’s hard to put into words,” Chlumsky said in an interview with TheWrap just minutes after news of Iannucci’s exit became official. “He’s the guy who brought me on. I love him very much. I love the writers — they’re like family.”
Chlumsky said she had not yet met the new showrunner, David Mandel, who previously produced fellow HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
“I’m a big supporter of people’s creativity,” Chlumsky said. “If [Iannucci] believes we can benefit from fresh eyes, I trust him.”
The actress, who portrays president Selina Meyer’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) aide Amy Brookheimer, had effusive praise for her costar and a positive outlook for what in all likelihood will be a fifth season of the series.
“Julia is terribly smart and knows what she’s doing,” Chlumsky said. “It’ll be a brand new experience. This is what happens in DC; they shuffle people every three or four years.”
Chlumsky is currently in rehearsals for “Living on Love,” Renee Fleming’s new screwball comedy on Broadway.
“Veep” returns Sunday at 10:30pm on HBO.