Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention with an anecdote about how she came to meet former Vice President Joe Biden while she herself was playing a vice president on HBO's "Veep."
Biden will outline his plans to bring relief and solace to a country battered by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday when he accepts the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. election.
ANDREW YANG: And now I'd like to turn it over to a great Democrat who'll be with us throughout the evening. Between the two of us, we have 11 Emmys. How's that for math? One of my favorite actresses, Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Hey, Julia!
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Hi, Andrew. I'm so glad to see you. So what did you think about Kamala Harris' speech last night?
ANDREW YANG: It was tremendous! I was so happy for her.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: I know. Me too. She's fabulous. I cannot wait to see her debate our current vice president, Micah Pints. Or is it Paints?
ANDREW YANG: It's pronounced Punce, I believe.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Oh. Some kind of weird foreign name?
ANDREW YANG: Yeah. Not very American sounding.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Yeah. That's what people are saying-- strongly. Well, thank you, Andrew. And please give my regards to the gang.
ANDREW YANG: I will. They're right in the next room. Have a great night, Julia.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Thank you so much. Good evening, America. And welcome to the fourth night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention uniting America. OK. These last few nights have been going so well, we've decided to add a fifth night where we will just play Michelle Obama's speech on a loop.
I-- I first met Joe Biden when I was doing my show "Veep." I played the vice president. And he was, in fact, the vice president. And we hit it off immediately.
Soon after, I was asked to be on the cover of a magazine. Remember those? And I was so excited. It was like, oh, what's it going to be? "People" or "Vogue" or "Rolling Stone?" Well, it turns out it was for "Arrive," the official onboard magazine of Amtrak, which nobody ever reads, even though it's free.
And the day it came out, my phone rang. And it was the vice president telling me he loved the cover and the whole article and that it was one of the best issues of "Arrive" he had ever read. And that is just one of the many reasons that I wanted to be here tonight for Joe-- and to remind you that Joe Biden not only knows how to read, but also, he reads everything.
You know I am no policy expert. And I certainly don't pretend to be one. But I have a gut feeling about fairness and what's right. And that is why I am so excited that just in a little while, we're going to hear from Joe Biden about his plans for America-- plans for a strong economy that helps working people and small businesses, not just billionaires; and plans to raise the wages for the nurses and teachers and grocery workers that are getting us through this crisis. God love them.
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