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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'The world would be a better place if more women were in charge'

Sunday was a good night for Veep — the show won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive award for Best Actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Selina Mayer.

Backstage, Louis-Dreyfus was optimistic when asked if the many Emmy wins by women this year are a sign of things to come. "Let's hope this is the beginning of something even better in our country — and in the world — because I think the world would be a better place if more women were in charge," she said.

Veep executive producer David Mandel also briefly touched on the parallels between the show's fictional leaders and the real occupant of the White House: "In our show, when Selina does something horrible or lies, she gets caught and actually pays a price for it."