“Political Animals” cast & crew discuss the inspirations behind their new USA Network series. Hint: It’s not just the Clintons.
“I know that there are obvious superficial similarities with the Clintons, but I think [“Political Animals” creator] Greg Berlanti has been inspired by all of the families in the White House. The families who have been in the White House have paid a price for that experience, and oddly, they all want to get back in the White House,” Sigourney Weaver explained to HuffPost TV during a round table interview in June. “So it’s inspired by the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, the Bushs — all of these different families — that’s why he wrote this. I have great respect for the Clintons, especially for her … I think she’s awesome, but Elaine is just her own person, completely.”