Sigourney Weaver talks ‘Political Animals’ (video)

Political-Animals-Sigourney-WeaverWhy do Americans watch political dramas – especially during an election year? What kind of comment do they offer on the realities of campaigning and governance?

Perhaps the narrative of budget cuts and partisan acrimony is too just too grim for some viewers. Even the star of new USA Network mini-series “Political Animals” calls the fictional alternative “easier to watch.”

When asked how she felt about the ongoing campaigns, Sigourney Weaver (“Aliens,” “Gorillas in the Mist”) put it delicately: “I think it’s a pretty daunting thing to watch. It’s our dysfunctional political process front and center, and I actually think it’ll be one of the reasons people will tune into ‘Political Animals.’ As dysfunctional as we are, it’s fiction.”

The drama focuses on former first lady and current secretary of state Elaine Barrish Hammond (Weaver) and the internal dynamics of her family as they reenter the fray. In an interview with TIME editor Belinda Luscombe, Weaver discusses a range of other subjects as well: television, alternatives to drama school and work-life balance.

 “Working is much easier than being a parent. That’s what ‘Political Animals’ is also about. My character is much more efficient as secretary of state than she is as a mother.”

 “Political Animals” is set to premiere on July 15 in the Sunday, 10 p.m. slot.

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