Timothy Simons, the Readfield native and UMaine graduate currently starring on HBO’s hit comedy series “Veep,” did a quick video for People Magazine’s “Chatter” segment, in which whoever they’re interviewing is asked to answer five questions in 60 seconds, and add one shameless plug for something in at the end. Simons gets two questions about his home state — one about the video store in Winthrop where he worked as a teenager, and one about what he misses most about Maine, since he’s been living in Los Angeles for years now. For the latter, he says, of course, his family, as well as his sister Lacy’s Rockland bookstore, Hello Hello Books. He’s a charmer, that Tim Simons, which is the complete opposite of Jonah Ryan, his cretinous, conniving “Veep” character. “Veep” airs at 10 p.m. Sundays on HBO.
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