10 Questions for Sigourney Weaver

Actress Sigourney Weaver on political families, aliens, elves, weird fans and how she forgave her drama teachers

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Sigourney Weaver

In your new series Political Animals, you play a former First Lady who runs for President, loses and is appointed Secretary of State. Why does this sound familiar?
I think superficially it does bear some resemblance to Mrs. Clinton's story, but it's actually inspired by a lot of the families that have been in the White House and who want to get back into the White House.

Which Secretary of State do you think would make the best actor?
Probably all of them. I think James Baker is a very interesting character. I'd rather see him...

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