Joe Biden lunches with "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Vice President Joe Biden jokes with Julia Louis-Dreyfus of the TV show, "VEEP," as she sits at his desk in the Vice President's West Wing office on April 12, 2013, at the White House.
Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Two vice presidents -- one real, the other fictional -- have been united.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy "Veep," went to the White House on Friday to have lunch with Joe Biden.

Her performance as an ambitious but largely powerless No. 2 hasn't gone unnoticed by Biden in the past.

The White House says that after the former "Seinfeld" star won an Emmy Award for her performance in the first season of "Veep," Biden called her to offer his congratulations.

During her visit Friday, the actress recorded an installment for the Being Biden audio series, revealing that she surprised the vice president by sitting at his desk in the West Wing.

"So he thought he'd just ask my advice on some various briefs he had to deal with," she said in the audio clip, "And I was happy to give him my advice which he paid no attention to whatsoever. Which is why he's such a wise vice president."

The second season of "Veep" starts Sunday.