‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus told Jimmy Kimmel during a visit to his late-night show Wednesday the story behind casting guest star Amy Brenneman, who appears on Sunday’s episode as Selina’s old college roommate.
“Last year we had a scene in the show in which Richard Splett [Sam Richardson] is having a conversation with another character and is very nervous and he starts talking about a movie he likes, Heat, and the two actors in Heat being so fabulous, such heavy hitters: ‘De Niro and Brenneman,'” she explained. “For those of you who don’t know, the real actor was [Al] Pacino.”
She said “The Leftovers” actress is a big fan of “Veep” and tweeted at the star: “I love your show. I’d love to be in it. Maybe I could play Selina’s college roommate that she experimented sexually with” (referencing a joke from the show).
On Sunday’s episode, Selina and her team visit her old alma mater, Smith College, while in pursuit of her plans for a presidential library, and Brenneman plays her former roommate who is now president of the school. Sexual experimentation jokes ensue.
After hearing both of her stories, Kimmel called Romney and Brenneman “uncredited” writers on the upcoming season. “You should give Mitt and Amy one of your Emmys,” he joked to Louis-Dreyfus. “You have too many anyway.”