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Kerry Washington's character is 'revolutionary'

Kerry Washington's character is 'revolutionary'

Jul 2 2013, 2:42pm CDT | by

Kerry Washington thinks her character on 'Scandal' is "revolutionary". The 36-year-old actress, who plays Washington D.C. crisis management expert Olivia Pope on the ABC political drama, loves that...

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Kerry Washington's character is 'revolutionary'

Jul 2 2013, 2:42pm CDT | by

Kerry Washington thinks her character on 'Scandal' is "revolutionary".

The 36-year-old actress, who plays Washington D.C. crisis management expert Olivia Pope on the ABC political drama, loves that the powerful role has inspired so many women across the world.

She told the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine: "One of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, 'I want to be Olivia Pope.'

"It's especially profound in a place like South Africa. It's called 'The Fixer' over there, and it just started its second season. The fact that white women can see this woman of color as an aspirational character is revolutionary, I think, in the medium of television. I don't think white women would feel that way about Olivia if her identity as a woman, period, wasn't first in their mind.

"I think is cool about Olivia is that she fully owns being a woman. There's a very nurturing sense of 'I'm going to take care of you -- don't worry about it. I'm gonna be your mom in this situation. You come stay in my office, have a cup of tea, and let my gladiators take care of you.' There's something very maternal about it. But there's also something very executive about her, and I mean 'executive' in a presidential way."

Although she claims to be nothing like her character, Kerry had a socially conscious upbringing and recalls being brought to Yankee Stadium in New York City to see Nelson Mandela speak when she was just 13 and being excited to vote when she turned 18.

She explained: "My becoming a voting citizen was celebrated the way other people would celebrate a Sweet 16. My parents took me out to dinner, and we talked about who I was going to vote for."

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6 weeks ago

Les News, 110414

Nov 4 2014 12:54pm CST | Source: Pink is the New Blog

• It’s Election Day here in the US, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE! [Buzzfeed] • FKA Twigs makes Robert Pattinson really happy [PopSugar] • Eva Mendes surfaces [LaineyGossip] • Kerry Washington confesses to wearing make-up for her make-up free cover [Celebuzz] • Les Beckhams celebrate Romeo Beckham: B ...
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6 weeks ago

Celebrities Hit Twitter On Election Day: GO OUT AND VOTE!

Nov 4 2014 12:01pm CST | Source: Gossip Cop

(Twitter) It’s Election Day in the United States! And while the midterm elections don’t have quite the same hype as presidential years, millions of Americans are still heading to the  polls to cast their ballots for candidates and issues. Celebrities have been tweeting up a storm, encouraging everyone to get out and vote. Kim Kardashian tweeted a picture (see right) with a cartoon version of President Obama, noting, “I’m standing w Obama in the midterm election 2morrow ...
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6 weeks ago

Daily Link Love With Kerry Washington

Nov 4 2014 12:00pm CST | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington! HOW much did it cost to photograph Mariah Carey for her album cover? (D Listed) Did Lisa Vanderpump actually get slapped on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’? (OK! Magazine) Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio reveal two fantasy bras that cost $2 million. No, that’s not a typo. (Moe Jackson) Eva Mendes shows off her slim post-baby body in the first pics of her since giving b ...
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6 weeks ago

Kerry Washington Is Stunning at 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards

Nov 4 2014 11:44am CST | Source: GossipCenter

Kicking off her week with a swanky evening out, Kerry Washington headed over to Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City for the 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards last night (November 3). Joined by legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell, the “Scandal” starlet smiled for the shutterbugs in her black-and-white patterned dress with a slicked-back coif. Kerry told “The View” that her Allure magazine cover last month was definitely not a makeup-free snapshot despite the widespread n ...
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6 weeks ago

Kerry Washington & Naomi Campbell Meet Up at ACE Awards 2014

Nov 3 2014 9:15pm CST | Source: Just Jared

Kerry Washington and Naomi Campbell show off their toned legs while attending the 2014 Accessories Council ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday (November 3) in New York City. The two ladies were joined on the red carpet by Coco Rocha. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kerry Washington “With @LynPaolo at the @AccessoryNews awards. So humbled to be receiving the INFLUENCER award. You #gladiators inspire us! XO,” Kerry wrote ...
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6 weeks ago

Kerry Washington: I Wore “Some Makeup” For My “No Makeup” Allure Cover (VIDEO)

Nov 3 2014 4:17pm CST | Source: Gossip Cop

(ABC) Kerry Washington revealed the truth about her “makeup-free” Allure cover shoot on Monday’s “The View,” acknowledging that she actually did have “some makeup on.” While the magazine never said Washington had gone au naturel for the November issue, many outlets reported that she had, in fact, posed without makeup. After co-host Rosie Perez gushed about how “brave” Washington was for baring her face o ...
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6 weeks ago

Apparently Scandal's Olivia Pope Is Drinking Wine All Wrong

Nov 1 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: People

The New York Times says Kerry Washington's character treats wine like a "can of beer ...
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6 weeks ago

The Fate of 10 Cheating TV Couples

Nov 1 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

-Aly Semigran Showtime‘s mind-bending new drama The Affair follows both sides of a relationship that unfolds between writer Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and waitress Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson), both of whom are married. While the fate of Noah and Alison’s extramarital fling remains shrouded in mystery (and opposing points of view), they’re hardly the first adulterous TV couple to keep fans guessing and wanting more. As The Affair continues ...
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6 weeks ago

A Century Of Black Glamour In This Fine 'Vintage'

Nov 1 2014 4:23am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

"The artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains." -- James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name The force is strong throughout Nichelle Gainer's Vintage Black Glamour, a carefully curated collection — packed with historical sketches and political commentary — of photographs spanning nearly a century of black beauty and style. Vintage Black Glamour b ...
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6 weeks ago

Spoiler Alert: Olivia Pope Wore The Limited x Scandal Last Night

Oct 31 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Bride Finds

We won't say too much in case you didn't watch last night's Scandal (but we might silently judge you). Olivia Pope, aka Kerry Washington, wore this Check Trench Coat ($248) while handling all the crises. It's from The Limited x Scandal collection and is classic OP, from the cape detail down to the belted waist. Buy yours below and get one step closer to becoming a Gladiator. Check Tr ...
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