'Political Animals': Meet the Cast
Political Animals - Season 2012
Movie veteran Sigourney Weaver is Elaine Barrish, a character clearly modeled after Hillary Clinton -- but in an alternate universe. Her husband was a beloved president (and a known philanderer), but America had mixed feelings about her, and when she ran for president herself, she lost. Appointed secretary of state, she finally won the hearts of Americans. Elaine differs from Clinton in two major ways: First, she has enough of her husband's cheating and divorces him. Second, she vows that she will run for president again. Fierce at work, Elaine is also a loving and protective mother to her sons Douglas, who works for her, and T.J., who worries her.