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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said top Democrats want her to run for office IRL


Top Democrats want Julia Louis-Dreyfus to run for office, because life imitates art.

The "Veep" star told The Washington Post she had been approached by top Democrats and asked to run for office. She's been politically active before, condemning President Trump's travel ban in a Screen Actors Guild Awards speech in January. And she told The Hill in 2012 she finds politics interesting.

"Not in a million years," she responded. 

Here's her SAG speech.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for "Veep" at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

For context, the closest Louis-Dreyfus has come to politics is endorsing Hillary Clinton and playing a fictional vice president who becomes president.

Maybe now more than ever, it can keep people concerned about what's really going on in Washington.
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