Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears on the cover of the newest issue of Rolling Stone, wearing nothing but the words of our founding fathers—the Preamble to the United States Constitution—tattooed (temporarily) on her back.
The magazine’s cover declares Louis-Dreyfus “The First Lady of Comedy” and with a record 16 Emmy nominations (and four wins), I’d say that’s fair. Of sexism in the industry, Louis-Dreyfus says, “There is sexism – I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.'”
In the magazine, the Veep star talks about her meetings with real life veeps Al Gore (“who did win, by the way,” she says) and Joe Biden. “He loves to tell stories, and I’m a good listener,” she says of dinner with Biden. “I loved that dinner. There was no cynicism, just a very earnest jubilation about being there.”
Louis-Dreyfus also talks about how much she loves the bawdy language on her show: “Once, when we were trying to come up with the particular perfect, horrible, swear-y thing to say in Veep, I said, ‘You do realize that if we were 12, we would get in big trouble for this conversation,'” she told Rolling Stone. “That was not part of the curriculum in high school, and the fact that it is now a part of the curriculum of my life is a pleasure, which is the understatement of the universe.”
You can see more from Louis-Dreyfus’ cover story here, the magazine hits newsstands on Friday.