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Wednesday
Apr092014

Nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus Graces Cover of "Rolling Stone"

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Seinfeld alumna-turned Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is featured in a revealing cover story and an equally revealing cover -- in which the actress is nude save a back tattoo of the Constitution -- in the new issue of Rolling Stone.

In the magazine that hits stands on Friday, the actress says there are similarities between the "old boys' club" mentality her HBO show character experiences in the world of U.S. politics, and that which she's felt in the world of comedy.

"There is sexism," the 53-year-old says. "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.'"

Louis-Dreyfus says she also has another thing in common with her character, Vice President Selena Meyer: a potty mouth. It's a weapon she gets to use daily, thanks to HBO's pay-TV freedoms.

The actress recalls, "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.' 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."

The actress also says playing a TV vice president also scored her access to the real deal: she's met both Al Gore and broke bread with Vice President Joe Biden at a White House State Dinner in February.

"I loved that dinner. There was no cynicism, just a very earnest jubilation about being there," she says.

Louis-Dreyfus also again distanced herself from the pervasive rumor that she's a billionaire, thanks to her father's company, the Louis Dreyfus Corporation. She insists that her father's company, not she, can be ranked with a capital B.

"I've been attached to that," she says, adding, "It's unbelievable, because whatever I do, people just assume it's true. Welcome to the fu**in' Internet."

Veep airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.

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