Every Sunday night for the past four weeks, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have made us grateful that the office we have to head to on Monday morning is nowhere near as stressful as theirs on Veep. For that (and for all the laughs it provides) we thank them. Incidentally, Chlumsky feels our weekday pain. We’d forgotten all about this, but when she stopped by the office last week for Big Morning Buzz Live she reminded VH1 Celebrity of her two years in the publishing world.
“First, I was a fact checker for Zagat and then I was an editorial assistant for HarperCollins publishing house,” the My Girl star, 30, said of her jobs after graduating from the University of Chicago, and she actually enjoyed those gigs. “Especially publishing. … But it’s not what I was meant to do.”
We’re pretty glad Anna’s back on our screens as the vice president’s sharp-witted chief of staff, as is she. We wondered, did she pick up any working girl habits that she uses on the show?
“You can ask any set decorator on any set where I’ve had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it — I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in,” she said. “But it’s nice not to have to come back there the next day at 9 in the morning.”