updated 04/09/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/09/2014 AT 2:45 PM ET
Baby’s got back!
“In my defense, ‘I was in a drunken stupor,’” the actress, 53, joked on Twitter, adding, “#crackexcuse.”
Dubbed “The First Lady of Comedy” by Rolling Stone for a career that has spanned from Saturday Night Live in the 1980s through Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine, the interview with Louis-Dreyfus is as revealing as the cover.
“It’s unbelievable, because whatever I do, people just assume it’s true,” she responded when asked about her father’s successful firm, the Louis Dreyfus corporation, which has holdings in energy, soybean-crushing plants and real estate, and recently donated a million dollars to help eradicate voter suppression.
She emphasized that it was her father’s business that is valued in the billions, not her and her family. “Welcome to the f–––in’ Internet,” Louis-Dreyfus stated in true Selina Meyer fashion.
The actress admits she does enjoy cursing as much as the foul-mouthed vice president she plays on the hit HBO 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.”
But one conversation she surprisingly didn’t get in trouble for was at February’s White House state dinner, where the Veep was seated next to the real V.P. Joe Biden and posed for a memorable photo.
“He loves to tell stories, and I’m a good listener,” she said. “I loved that dinner. There was no cynicism, just a very earnest jubilation about being there.”