Q&A: Timothy Simons (“VEEP”)

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I talked to “VEEP” star Timothy Simons about his career, and experiences on the show.


Q: What was your first acting role?

My first acting role in high school was playing a pallbearer in OUR TOWN my senior year.  It was after basketball season and I think the director put me and my friends in the show because he thought we could sell some tickets.  We laughed the whole way through the funeral.

Q: What is it like working with Julia Louis Dreyfus, and the ensemble cast of “VEEP?” 

 Terrible.  Julia is untalented and the ensemble is a bunch of petty backstabbers, ruthlessly going after their own ends, with none worse than Matt Walsh.

Q: Do you have a favorite episode of “VEEP?” 

 Huge fan of the London episode.

Q: How did it feel being manhandled by Patton Oswalt? 

There’s a lot of clinical detachment that has to go on in-between takes when you both have to pretend that it’s not really happening.

Q: Are you like Jonah in any way? 

 I’m overconfident in my own abilities.  Also sexually monstrous.

Q: If you could have one actress play Jonah’s girlfriend, who would it be? 

 Tilda Swinton.

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