The series posits that there’s an entire sub-internet devoted to making fun of the Vice-President. Sure, Joe Biden’s popular on The Onion — but that’s because he’s so amiable! When Selina Meyer sings a lengthy, jokey song at a charity dinner, it becomes a “meme” on Tumblr — but it’s hard to imagine any of that site’s teen users sitting through a four-minute video in which an elected official mildly missteps vis-a-vis diplomatic relationships.”
I don’t think Salon knows my followers very well.
I spoke with the “Veep” star about the new season, her favorite “Veep” lines and getting a call from the real veep, but we also talked about Tumblr.
In some of the Season 2 episodes that were sent out to the press, both Tumblr and Reddit come up. I know “Veep” and Elaine Benes are both big on Tumblr. Do you ever poke around on that blogging platform?
You know, I don’t. I guess I should, but I probably would be frightened if I did. I don’t know, but I don’t do it a lot … should I? Or would it be a huge mistake? [Laughs.]
I think it’s fun. There are all these GIFs of great Selina insults and moments. Right after the trailer for Season 2 came out, there were a bunch from there.
No shit! I gotta go on that and check it out. We have this meeting with HBO, sort of a social media meeting, and we were talking about going to all these places and … I can’t get over what people are putting out there. It’s pretty cool. Some of it’s cool, I guess some of it’s scary, but some of it’s cool.