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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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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel Bond Over Baby Daughters Isabelle and Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Aug 1 2014 7:45am CDT | Source: US Magazine

Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel, proud new parents to their baby girls Isabelle and Jane, talked about the latest additions to their families on Jimmy Kimmel LiveThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel Bond Over Baby D ...
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Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, & Viola Davis Promote Shonda Rhimes' ABC Thursdays - Watch Now!

Jul 31 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis get together to promote their ABC Thursday night shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder as part of Shonda Rhimes‘ big night on television. “It is very daring. If you like great drama, that’s where you come,” Shonda says in the promo. “It’s going to be an edge-of-your-seat three-hour block of time on Thursday nights.” All three shows begin their Th ...
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Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, & Viola David Promote Shonda Rhimes' ABC Thursdays - Watch Now!

Jul 31 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis get together to promote their ABC Thursday night shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder as part of Shonda Rhimes‘ big night on television. “It is very daring. If you like great drama, that’s where you come,” Shonda says in the promo. “It’s going to be an edge-of-your-seat three-hour block of time on Thursday nights.” All t ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
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Does Kerry Washington think Beyonce is a terrible role model to young women?

Jul 31 2014 6:35am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I’ve read my fair share of Kerry Washington interviews, and my take on Kerry is that she is a thoughtful, educated, interesting, modest, cool woman. She doesn’t seem like she tolerates fools for very long, but she’s not nasty about it either. Like, she’s not mean. You never hear her directly throwing shade, nor are there secondary sources coming out to throw shade on her behalf. She seems like she strives to get along wit ...
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Kerry Washington's Stylist Erin Walsh: How to Find Flattering Sleeveless Tops for Summer

Jul 30 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker's stylist Erin Walsh explains how to find flattering sleeveless tops, thanks to a partnership with DoveThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington's Stylist Erin Walsh: How to Find Flattering Sleeveless T ...
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Kerry Washington Thinks Beyoncé Should Do More To Empower African American Young Girls!

Jul 30 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Here’s a “Scandal” Beyonce surely won’t appreciate—Emmy nominated TV star Kerry Washington has privately ripped the singer for not doing enough to empower young African American girls.The 37-year-old star of the hit ABC show, who’s a political activist and outspoken feminist, “hates how Beyonce relies on her body and sexual innuendo to sell records,” an insider told Dish Nation.“Kerry thinks Beyonce should spend less time sh ...
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Scandalous Opinion: Kerry Washington Thinks ‘Cheesy’ Beyoncé Should ‘Stop Shaking Her Cakes’ And Empower Girls

Jul 30 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Olivia Pope isn’t feeling Beyonce… Kerry Washington Reportedly Thinks Beyonce Should Empower African-American Girls While most people are gushing over Beyonce, feminist Kerry Washington is rumored to be none too pleased with the singer and wants her to “stop shaking her booty.” Furthermore the “Scandal” star who keeps her private life on the low, finds the way Baddie Bey sings about her marital troubles “ch ...
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Helen Mirren's 12-Minute Workout, Plus More Celeb News!

Jul 25 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Getty Rise and shine, pop culture fans! Rub your eyes, get to stretchin’, and pour yourself a hot cup of coffee because it’s time to start your day off right with a little OK! Wake Up Call. It’s better than the blaring ring from your alarm clock, right? Here are some things to know today: Helen Mirren spills on her workout regimen—one that only takes 12 minutes a day. (People) Watch this video of Khloe Kardashian and French Montana explain their relationship. It’s a ...
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Portia de Rossi joins 'Scandal' + work for season 4 begins

Jul 24 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who’d just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia’s own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?EW has confirmed that Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi will join Scandal‘s fourth season f ...
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Obama To Hold Fundraiser, Speak At Community College

Jul 24 2014 7:06am CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  President Barack Obama Thursday will wrap up a two-day fundraising trip to the Southland. He will attend a roundtable fundraiser discussion at the Brentwood home of Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation in the morning. Tickets to the event cost $32,400 each. Obama will later speak at the LA Trade-Technical College at 1:15 p.m. where he will focus “on the “importance of job-driven skills training, particularly for fast-growing sectors such as ...
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