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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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Scandal was back this week, but Columbus Short's Harrison was not. His death played a major role in the premiere, but how did Columbus feel about having the show come back without him? In an interview with Dish Nation, Columbus, um, dished about being fired, watching the show return, and the charges against him. "It is bittersweet," Columbus said of Scandal's season premiere. He went on to ...
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Kerry Washington, Viola Davis usher in new era of network TV’s black female lead

Sep 26 2014 3:41pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

That Olivia Pope really ignited something. Since her debut on ABC April 5, 2012, television hasn’t been the same. And, now, the Kerry Washington icon-turning vehicle is the lead-in for Shondaland’s latest coup, How To Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis as law professor and legal mastermind Annalise Keating.Talk about a Thursday night Scandal! Remember the last time network television ran two back-to-back dramatic series starring black actresses produced by a black woman in primetime ...
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Side-Eye of the Day: People Magazine Deletes Offensive Tweets About Viola Davis and Scandal

Sep 26 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Something is going on with People magazine's Twitter tonight and it's not pretty.First during Scandal, one of our readers tipped us off to a tweet sent that referenced Kerry Washington's hair on the show:Olivia's back to straight hair so you KNOW she means business. #Scandal— People magazine (@peoplemag) September 26, 2014Because you can't mean serious business with natural hair? They deleted it quickly, but the Internet is like Eye of S ...
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Kerry Washington's Parents Didn't Want Her to Be an Actress — How Do They Feel Now?

Sep 26 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Wet Paint

Kerry Washington is an Emmy nominated lead on one of TV's most popular shows, Scandal, but when this beloved fashionista first declared she wanted to be an actress, her parents weren't on board. In fact, Kerry told USA Today that when she told her parents she wanted to be an actress, her mom started sobbing. Why? Well, according to Kerry, her parents were afraid she'd end up a starving artist. They certainly don't have to worry abo ...
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Frozen on Once Upon a Time, Chris Pratt on The SNL Premiere and More on TV This Weekend

Sep 26 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Happy Friday, ya’ll! Indulge yourself with a little (or a lot of ) TV—there are tons of premieres and finales airing that you won’t want to miss! Here’s the scoop: OK! News: 10 Things To Know About The Jenner Divorce The Amazing Race. Friday at 8pm on CBS. New pairs start off in the Virgin Islands for the race of a lifetime in the season premiere. And no, you’re not crazy. This show wasn’t always on Fridays. PHOTOS: Gorgeous Pics o ...
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Columbus Short hosts Scandal premiere party in Atlanta. Also releases new song 'Gladiators' on soun

Sep 26 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Columbus Short hosts Scandal premiere party in Atlanta. Also releases new song 'Gladiators' on soundcloud.Columbus Short may have been killed off Scandal, but that's not stopping him from hosting a premiere party for the upcoming fourth season.The 32-year-old actor portrayed Harrison Wright, the right hand man of star Kerry Washington's character Olivia Pope, for three seasons on the hit ABC political drama.Short announ ...
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Kerry Washington Is Our Style Queen of the Week—See All Seven of Her Fabulous Looks!

Sep 25 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

On a press tour in New York City Sept. 20 to 23, Kerry Washington modeled seven ultra-chic looks; see all the photosThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington Is Our Style Queen of the Week—See All Seven of Her Fabulous ...
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4 days ago

Kerry Washington & Her Husband Caught Once Again In The Same Picture! Is This Kind Of Photo Becoming The Norm For Them?!

Sep 25 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Kerry Washington has been surprising people left and right! Not only has the Scandal star been looking exceptional on her press tour for the hit ABC show, she was spotted stepping out of the Ritz Carlton in NYC with her hubby, Nnamdi Asomugha, on Tuesday evening! It's only surprising because the couple is usually super tight-lipped about their relationship and they RARELY ever make public appearances together. Even though we once saw them giving a ...
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4 days ago

“Kerry Washington looked patriotic & polka-dotted in NYC” links

Sep 25 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Kerry Washington looks patriotic. [ICYDK] Dita Von Teese’s Carolina Herrera is not good. [RCFA] Reese Witherspoon has been wearing lots of floral lately. [CelebWhatWear] Kelly Brook walks on the grass. [Moe Jackson] Kendra Wilkinson needed to do the drama on-camera. [Reality Tea] Condom sushi? [OMG Blog] NSFW: Lady Gaga promotes something. [Celebslam] This is really smart Scandal-fashion synergy. [The Frisky] I still don’t know if I believe the Emma Watson hoax thing. [ID ...
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