'Veep' Meets the VP: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Joe Biden's Date

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'Veep' Meets the VP: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Joe Biden's Date

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Whoever set up seating arrangements at last night's State Dinner must get HBO.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a bumbling vice president on the HBO series "Veep," was seated next to her real-life counterpart at the White House dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande.

Louis-Dreyfus tweeted a photo of the two of them together - "Veep" and VP, side-by-side.

That was an unforgettable evening. Thank u @JoeBiden @BarackObama @MichelleObama pic.twitter.com/eFOQlVGjlg

- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) February 12, 2014

Asked by a reporter what her favorite part of the evening was, Louis-Dreyfus didn't hesitate: "Look who I'm sitting next to," she said.

That prompted the vice president to interrupt the conversation: "Hey, stop screwin' around, she's my date!" Biden said, according to the pool reporter stationed in the room. He started laughing and added, "Just kidding."

(And no, the president didn't call - at least not while the reporter was in the area.)

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