Though much of Hollywood is excited about the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president again, at the Time/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ Dinner pre-party yesterday in the Washington Hilton, Amy Poehler, Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, and Brad Hall had some other 2016 candidates in mind:
Amy Poehler: Prince.
Brad Hall: That’s a great answer.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: And Sly and the Family Stone.
Hall: The Family Stone would be the VP.
Louis-Dreyfus: That would be good.
NYM: The Family Stone would be the cabinet, Sly would be the VP.
Poehler: You know, with Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, wouldn’t we get more done around here?
Hall: Man. That is a funky field right there.
Louis-Dreyfus: You would definitely get funky with it. That’s for sure.
Poehler: Whoever runs, that should be their motto. Whoever runs, it should be, “Let’s get funky with it.”
Louis-Dreyfus: Oh my God. Wouldn’t that be so good?
Poehler: That would be so good no matter who it is.
Louis-Dreyfus: You would give all your life savings to that campaign.
Poehler: If a candidate was like, “Come on guys: Let’s get funky with it.”
NYM: Maybe you should do it.
Louis-Dreyfus: All right, should those two candidates decide to run, Amy and I are going to run their campaign, or we’ll be a part of the branding of the campaign.
Poehler: We’ll be like Peaches and uh…
Louis-Dreyfus: Diamond and Pearl.
Hall: Peaches and Herb. Oh no, sorry.
Poehler: Peaches and Cream! The dancers that used to perform with Prince.
Louis-Dreyfus: That’s right. [Ed. note: It was Diamond and Pearl.]
Poehler: Prince always has some beautiful, like, 16-year-old dancers.
Louis-Dreyfus: We’re not 16, but we could totally dance with him, you know, while he campaigns.
Poehler: Well, it’s going to be a different kind of dancing. It has to be serious dancing. Because it’s a political campaign.
Louis-Dreyfus: There are issues and we feel strongly about the issues. So it will be a serious kind of dance.
Poehler: Once again, I know Prince reads your magazine. I know he reads these little interviews. Julia and I are ready to dance behind him when he runs for president in 2016.
Louis-Dreyfus: Please take this seriously.