It’s a good thing Veep has already been renewed for a third season because it’s going to take Amy (Anna Chlumsky), Chief of Staff for VP Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a while to figure out how to balance her professional and personal lives. “This season is about her questioning how important the D.C. life is to her,” Chlumsky says. “It’s been assumed for her for so long that this is the game, she likes to win the game, and this is what it’s all about for her. This is her first time really entertaining the idea that maybe there is more to life.” We will see Amy try to date, Chlumsky says. But, she adds, laughing, “By the end of the season, we still don’t know if she’s any good at that.”
There’s a new episode of Veep tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, but we’re starting the laughs early with Chlumsky. She recently stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test and revealed her most prized pop culture possession, the TV marathon that always sucks her in, the TV moment that made her cry, when she yells at the TV, and the collectibles from her childhood she wishes she still had.
Name the R-rated movie you saw too young.
I don’t know if I’ve ever told my mother that I saw this… I was staying at a friend’s house and their parents had rented Single White Female. They left it in the VCR, and so we watched it. There’s a reason that’s R. We were 12. It started a lot of questions for us. [Laughs] We didn’t know some of the things that were happening in some of those scenes, but we found out. [Laughs]
Did you write a fan letter to anyone when you were young?
I wrote one fan letter. There was a series when I was a kid that was made for kids called Faerie Tale Theatre that Shelley Duvall was the producer of. I wrote her a letter on legal paper when I was around seven, suggesting that she should make an Alice in Wonderland and that I was the girl. [Laughs] How presumptuous. Just ridiculous. I don’t recall any response, which is totally fine. I did not deserve a response. [Laughs]