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Reid Scott: The Veep Star Uses Pinterest like a Pro and Only Knows His Way around L.A. Thanks to Google Maps

Magazine article ADWEEK

Reid Scott: The Veep Star Uses Pinterest like a Pro and Only Knows His Way around L.A. Thanks to Google Maps

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What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I head straight to my email and then after that, the Huffington Post. It's such a guilty pleasure. I love me some Pat Kiernan in the morning. I turn on NY1 while I get ready and get the local news, weather and traffic before I leave.

Were you a political junkie before you started doing Veep?

I kind of was, yeah. My family has been mildly involved in politics, so I've always had an interest in it, but all the research we got to do for Veep and the access that we had to people on the Hill during our prep time before Season 1 was amazing. It really fueled that fire.

Were there any TV shows or media outlets you used for your research? Obviously

The West Wing was a big one. In terms of rags, I read a lot of Politico, a lot of The Hill. Beyond that, I'd just pick up bits here and there from places like Reddit and Twitter.

Tell me about your social media diet. I'm fickle when it comes to social media. I was an early adopter of Facebook, but then I was also an early adopter of leaving Facebook. These days, Twitter's pretty much it for me, and even so, it's usually more for professional purposes.

Who do you follow on Twitter?

Michael Ian Black cracks my shit up. I can pretty much read anything that guy does. Tim Simons, one of my co-stars from Veep, is getting really good on Twitter. Also Mo Gaffney, the comedian. She's incredibly funny.

You're getting married in June. …

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