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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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Sofia Vergara, left, and Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.; Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Breaking Bad and Modern Family were the big winners at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Women and minorities — not so much. Media analysts have noted television offers increasingly diverse stories and performers. And things looked promising for Netflix ...
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Emmys 2014: Little diversity among winners

Aug 26 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Sofia Vergara, left, and Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.; Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Breaking Bad and Modern Family were the big winners at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Women and minorities — not so much. Media analysts have noted television is increasingly diverse. And things looked promising for Netflix's Orange is the New Black, which led the pack with 12 Emmy nominations. But on ...
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Kerry Washington, Chris Bosh Photobomb Modern Family Cast, Matthew McConaughey at Emmys 2014

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Kerry Washington and Chris Bosh photobombed the cast of Modern Family and Matthew McConaughey, respectively, at the 2014 Emmys -- see the funny pics!This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington, Chris Bosh Photobomb Modern Family ...
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Kerry Washington Photobombs Modern Family Cast, Remains Awesome

Aug 26 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Modern Family may have been a big winner at the 2014 Emmy Awards last night. But Kerry Washington came out on top of the photobombing game. The actress, currently filming Scandal Season 4, jumped into the background of a Modern Family cast picture during the ceremony, smiling broadly for the camera and making us love her even more than we already do. If that's even possible. This may not quite top the iconic Ellen DeGeneres-led selfie from the Oscars in March. But ...
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