After news broke that a politiican had suffered an injury while laughing at ‘Veep,” the show’s star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, took to social media and wound up in an exchange with the politician.
The U.K. publication The Guardian reports that Graham Perrett, an Australian member of Parliament, “was eating sushi while watching the U.S. political satire on Sunday night when ‘some of the rice went down the wrong way,’ causing him to fall and knock himself unconscious.”
Louis-Dreyfus sent out a tweet Wednesday in which she wrote: “I mean, c’mon, I’m actually having a hard time believing it. But the real question is – what episode?”
Perrett responded to her message, tweeting: “Episode One in this new series. Where Jonah has the close shave. Pure gold, your highness!!!”
Louis-Dreyfus then answered Perrett’s message, writing: “Well, thank you very much. Take good care of yourself and for God’s sakes – be careful!”
Perrett suffered a black eye in the incident and required three stitches. A photo of Perrett pointing to his injury, which you can see below, has been circulating on Twitter.
Graham Perrett’s “Veep” injury (Twitter)