Guest Picks: Anna Chlumsky

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Anna Chlumsky at the mic in the WNYC studios

Anna Chlumsky was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in HBO's Veep. She also told us about the song that's become her personal anthem. Find out what else Anna Chlumsky's reading, watching and hearing...

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

        Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan moved me – surprisingly! So it qualifies on both counts.
        "Gravity” reminded me of what I signed up for as an actress and a movie-goer. Also such a surprise!


What are you listening to right now?

        Lots of Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee and Louis Prima.
        Also, big Mumford and Sons fan.
        Also, “Vivir Mi Vide” by Marc Anthony has become my personal anthem as well as my neighborhood’s.


What’s the last great book you read?

        The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

        “Real Housewives.”


What’s your favorite comfort food?

        Tripe soup, Dad’s Bolognese, MaPo Tofu.