“Veep” star Matt Walsh is ecstatic about his first ever Emmy nomination.
The actor was given a nod for his performance in the fifth season of the hit HBO show "Veep," and he told Entertainment Tonight that he is excited to have been given the attention. The nomination is all the more special because three of his co-stars — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky — also received nods this year.
Walsh said he has not confirmed it yet, but he is expecting that he and his co-stars will perform a bit if any of them wins.
“I'm sure I'll get a call from Julia two or three days before going, 'What if we win? We have to come up with a bit,'” The actor said. “We don't literally rehearse, but we do go through bullet points, like what we do on the show. Like, keep it loose, but this is what we're going to do.”
Walsh added that even without the nominations, he is proud to be part of the show. Martin Mull, who played Bob Bradley, is just as happy to have been part of the ensemble.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, who is also nominated for his first Emmy, said: “I realized – and I hate the word 'organic,' but it's really apt in this case – when you're dealing with a show as organic as 'Veep,' it's liable to change at the drop of a hat.”
“The line will change, you'll improvise something or we'll go on to a different episode. You have to prepare to be unprepared. It brings a freshness to things, which is really terrific,” the actor added.
Mull also said that his nomination for his performance on the show was “pretty astounding,” considering that he has already been in the entertainment industry for 40 years and this is the first time he got a nod.
While fans can look forward to the possibility that Walsh or Mull can win, the same cannot be said for Peter MacNicol, who was nominated for his stint as a guest star on the show, according to Variety. The nomination was revoked because he appeared in more that 50 percent of the episodes that can be submitted.
Meanwhile, fans can expect to see “Veep” Season 6 on HBO next year.