Biden lunches with ‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Rachel Rose Hartman
The Ticket

She didn't get that call from the president, but the pretend veep did get to have lunch with the real veep at the White House Friday.

Vice President Joe Biden invited actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's "Veep," to the White House for lunch Friday ahead of her show's season premiere.

"We had a lovely lunch, and it's a day I'll never forget," Louis-Dreyfus said in an audio recording accompanying a photo (above) released later Friday on the White House's "Being Biden" website.

Louis-Dreyfus joked that the photo captures "two vice presidents hard at work in the vice president's office in the West Wing," where Biden requested her advice on "various briefs."

She offered her advice, "which he paid no attention to whatsoever," she said. "Which is why he is such a wise vice president."

This isn't the first time Biden has reached out to Louis-Dreyfus. After the actress won an Emmy for her role on "Veep," Biden called to congratulate her.