The poll numbers are in: “Veep” is scoring big in its third campaign for HBO.
Monday’s premiere screening and party on the Paramount lot for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ political comedy tour de force was a love fest for the actors and creator Armando Iannucci.
The screening of the first two episodes of season three, which debuts April 6, flew by with landslide of laughs. Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer scrambles to seize the moment when POTUS decides not to seek re-election — and hapless inside-the-Beltway hilarity ensues.
As guests mingled and noshed outside the Paramount Theater, Louis-Dreyfus made an unequivocal statement about where she stands on the question of whether she’s really having as much fun as it seems on screen. “I am,” she assured.
In addition to a generous assortment of yummies, HBO was clearly trying to buy some votes with a clever party favor. Guests were given a hollowed out copy of Meyer’s latest book, “Some New Beginnings: Our Next American Journey,” designed to be filled up with jelly beans, red white and blue M&Ms, gummy bears and gum balls from a well-stocked candy bar.