Hollywood comes to Washington for the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner -- in the confab that's as glitzy as it ever gets in the nation's capital.
"Saturday Night Live" star Cecily Strong will host and her remarks will come after the president's -- chances are good President Obama will be a hard act to follow with his roast of Washington's media elite.
There will be parties and brunches all weekend surrounding the main event, a dinner attended by some 2,600 people. There will be abundant opportunities for Beltway power players to rub shoulders with Hollywood glitterati.
But "House of Cards," "Madam Secretary," "Veep" and "Scandal," among others, show the interest is mutual - the demand for shows based on Washington characters is still going strong. Here are some of the actors playing politicians -- who may run into their real-life counterparts in Washington this weekend.
Téa Leoni as secretary of state
"Madam Secretary" star Téa Leoni will be a guest of CBS News for the White House Correspondents Dinner, as well as former real-life Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The on- and off-screen diplomats have actually encountered each other before: Albright attended the Washington premiere of the CBS hit television drama. The first female secretary of state has also met with Leoni to chat over coffee.
And while speculation abounds regarding Leoni's inspiration for her no-nonsense portrayal of America's top diplomat -- presidential candidate and former state secretary Hillary Clinton is a popular possibility -- the actress has only ever joked about it.
"One look at me and you know that I based this on Kissinger," Leoni has said.
Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood in “House of Cards”
Kevin Spacey started off as a frustrated congressman in the first season of Netflix series "House of Cards," but his character Frank Underwood has taken just a few seasons to clamber up the political ladder, leaving a few bodies by the wayside. Season three chronicles newly-installed President Underwood's first months in the Oval Office.
Spacey has appeared at the White House Correspondents' Association party in recent years, even reprising his calculating alter ego in a parody sketch that aired before the president's dinner entrance in 2013.
"Washington and Hollywood: some new faces, some old faces, some new faces on old faces," Spacey-as-Underwood said in the spoof. "Mr. President, welcome to Nerd Prom."
Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Press Secretary Jay Carney, CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett, and "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose also have cameos in Spacey's "House of Nerds" satirical video.
More Washington favorites from “House of Cards”
Other stars from "House of Cards" have made guest appearances at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Michael Kelly, who plays Underwood Chief of Staff Doug Stamper in House of Cards, will also be joining CBS News at the dinner.
Kerry Washington as Washington crisis manager Olivia Pope
The "Scandal" star plays a former White House Communications Director Olivia Pope, who branched out of the public sector to open her own crisis control agency. The character is the District's favorite public relations fixer, and in the show, rogue governors and even the president himself turn to Pope for help.
Kerry Washington attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner long before she donned Olivia Pope's scandal-fighting power suit. The silver screen actress has attended on at least four prior occasions.
André Holland as White House press secretary
André Holland played White House Press Secretary Marshall Malloy on NBC's short-lived 2012 sitcom "1600 Penn." The one-season show, named for the White House address on Pennsylvania Avenue, also starred Bill Pullman as the president and featured a comically dysfunctional first family.
Holland will be a guest of Thomson Reuters.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as vice president
Former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus traded Manhattan comedy for Washington dysfunction when she took on the "Veep" role of Selina Meyer, a former Maryland senator-turned-vice president. In the current season, she, like Underwood, has risen to the presidency.
The HBO series premiered in 2012 and is now in its fourth season. Since its start, Louis-Dreyfus has attended the White House Correspondents Dinner once in 2013.
Amy Poehler as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Amy Poehler portrayed many people in her "Saturday Night Live" tenure, but her spot-on impressions of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election cycle earned the attention from the former first lady herself.
The comedian occasionally graces the Beltway with her presence, making her way to Washington to rub shoulders with those she satirizes. In 2009 -- nearly a year after Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama -- Poehler attended the Correspondents' confab, making another appearance at the dinner in 2013.
Tina Fey as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin
Poehler's partner in comedic crime, Tina Fey, also found a target during the 2008 race to the White House: John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin.
Fey spoofed the former Alaska governor with uncanny accuracy on "Saturday Night Live" tag-teaming with Poehler, who played the other famous female on the trail.
Julianne Moore as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin
For a politician that never made it to the White House, the former Alaska governor already has a surprising number of actresses portraying her on screen.
Oscar-winner Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin in the 2012 HBO adaptation of "Game Change," based on the non-fiction book of the same name that recounts the juiciest parts of 2008's campaign trail drama.
All the president’s men
And then there's every on-screen representation ever of a United States president.
Depicted are just a recent few:
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's "W."
Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in "Frost-Nixon"
Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson"
16th president Abraham Lincoln has been portrayed by everyone from Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscar-winning "Lincoln" to Benjamin Walker in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."