Let’s be real, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born to play Selina Meyer. And with an Emmy nomination this year, it’s obvious we’re not the only ones who think so.
Now Julia is spilling the beans on what it’s like to play the epic president (well, now ex-president). Talking to Vulture about how she’s like the fictional politician, she says,
“I would like to think I’m a nicer, kinder person than she is. If I hadn’t grown out of my toddler years, Selina Meyer is who I would be today. But like her, I am ambitious and do like being called Madam President. I can say that I would like for people to always call me that. It’s very lovely. It’s feminine and also it has authority to it all at the same time.”
We bet it’s awesome being called Madame President (and hope to call one Hillary Clinton that very soon). And even though Julia has now played the character for five years, she never tires of playing this “heinous” lady.
“It is just a fucking gas-and-a-half.”