sits behind the Oval Office desk, alone, staring at the emptiness power has wrought. She’s in the middle of her last scene on “Veep
,” after her eternal also-ran Selina Meyer
has finally ascended to the presidency. The former V.P. sacrificed incalculable personal and moral parts of herself to get here, and Louis-Dreyfus has just been asked to think about that toll for the next take.
“She has lost a lot. Maybe the price was too high?” her showrunner and director David Mandel
whispers to her, before walking back to video village where hundreds have gathered to watch the iconic actor’s final moments in-character.
Louis-Dreyfus starts again — her co-stars Andy Daly and Rhea Seehorn
enter, deal Selina some aggravating news, and flee, as Selina mutters, “The level of incompetence in this office is just…”
She trails off. That line, added a few takes prior, harkens back