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Tony Hale in ‘Veep’

Road to the Emmys 2012: The Supporting Actor & Actress

Tony Hale sees a significant difference between his “Arrested Development” character, Buster Bluth, and Gary on “Veep,” an assistant to U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer.

“If Buster was ever in Gary’s position, he would probably have a thousand psychotic breaks,” Hale says. “Buster definitely knew a lot of information but he didn’t know how to transfer it into a career or how to transfer it over socially, whereas Gary definitely steps up to the plate. Buster said he would have defended his mother at any cost, but when push comes to shove, I think he’d run to the corner whereas Gary would do whatever necessary to protect Selina.”

Gary, a walking Wikipedia, anticipates his boss’ every need, often before she knows it’s something she needs.

“I think honestly if Selina were to be fired as vice president and if she happened to get a job at a fast-food place, he’d still be there by her side,” Hale says. “He doesn’t care about her position; he cares about her.”

Consequently, Hale says Gary has no identity of his own.

“He’s a guy who probably should have left his position in his 20s but since he worships the ground Selina walks on,” he says, “the thought of leaving the job would be like killing himself.”

To research the role, Hale met with real-life people with similar jobs and found they often burn out because their jobs are their lives.

“You do it for so long and then move on,” Hale says. “Gary just stayed put.”

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