Okay, I should probably NOT write really vague headlines that only I will understand. But today I did some major catching up with my good friend the DVR and that included watching the two episodes of the awesome new political comedy Veep on HBO. Veep is excellent, and I’m not even a political junkie. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States of America. At 51, Jules looks better than ever. It’s interesting because she always looked way older than she was back when her career was starting. Who could forget her in Day by Day, everyone’s favorite show about daycare (and I’m serious, it was awesome!). Bitch was only 27 when she was cast on that show, but she looked 42! Here, let’s compare her then and now to see how she has improved:
You could say maybe she got her good taste by becoming a gazillionare from Seinfeld, but Julia actually comes from a super rich family. There is hope for all of us!
I’ve gotten distracted and now need to focus. Back to bees. Okay, so Veep also stars the lead actress from my all-time favorite movie (well, when I was 12 anyway). Yes, we’re talking about Anna Chlumsky, aka Vada Sultenfuss from My Girl. Oh, how I loved that movie. It’s the one where Macauley Culkin got stung to death by bees. I cried and cried and cried, which was sort of my thing when I was a preteen. Also, their adorable smooch (pre-Macauley dying) won Best Kiss at the first ever MTV Movie Awards in 1992, and I didn’t even have to look that up on wikipedia, I just remembered it in my brain, because I used to watch the MTV Awards over and over on VHS because Edward Furlong won “Best Breakthrough Performance” and I loved him so much. How’s that for a run on sentence? And I majored in English. Oopsy daisy!
Anyway–it’s great to see Anna back onscreen. She’s as beautiful as ever–really more beautiful because she was going through puberty last time I saw her. And we’re in luck (unlike the ill-fated tv show Luck!) . . . Veep has already been renewed for a second season.
Let’s just hope the bees stay away!