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Terry McAuliffe Dresses Up Like Revolutionary War General for TV Show

This is really the governor of Virginia. Photograph via Office of the Governor of Virginia.

Everyone recovers from a punishing blizzard in their own way. While most local officials remain focused on their jurisdictions’ snow-removal operations, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spent part of Monday on the Richmond set of the television series Turn: Washington’s Spies, filming a guest appearance for the upcoming third season of the AMC drama about Revolutionary War espionage.

McAuliffe, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, will appear as Robert Lawson, a brigadier general in the Virginia militia, and will even get a line of dialogue. In photos shared by his office, McAuliffe can be seen in full costume, including a wig, breeches, and a tricorne hat.

Lawson hailed from Prince Edward County and shot up the ranks during Thomas Jefferson’s governorship. He later served as the commonwealth’s deputy attorney general before moving to Kentucky.

The governor’s guest spot will be in the season’s seventh episode, which is scheduled to air on June 6.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.