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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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Helen Mirren's 12-Minute Workout, Plus More Celeb News!

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

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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 ...
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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!

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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 seaso ...
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Obama To Hold Fundraiser, Speak At Community College

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

President Obama Visits Austin
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-gr ...
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Kerry Washington's Interview for Stylist

Jul 23 2014 8:41pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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23 Jul 2014She’s the star of one of the most tweeted about TV shows in the US and Oprah and Lena are huge fans. Stylist discovers why Scandal’s Kerry Washington is shaking up America.Words: Colin CrummyThere are certain indicators in life that suggest you have made it. Being asked back to your alma mater as a keynote speaker is one. Oprah Winfrey emailing you personally to tell you what a fan she is; that’s a really g ...
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Obama Fundraises In Hancock Park Amid Escalating Crisis In Ukraine, Israel

Jul 23 2014 8:13pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

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HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA.com/AP) — President Obama arrived in the Southland Wednesday to fund-raise at an event organized by a high-profile Hollywood producer. Obama was attending a Democratic National Committee event for about 450 donors at the Hancock Park home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the Washington-based drama “Scandal.” Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role on the show, is among the hosts. Tickets start at $1,000. For $10,000, couples can get a photo with the president. ...
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Portia de Rossi Joins 'Scandal' Season Four for Top Secret Arc!

Jul 23 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
Portia de Rossi will be joining season four of the hit ABC show Scandal! News that the 47-year-old Arrested Development star will return to television was broken by none other than her wife Ellen DeGeneres! “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on “Scandal”. Oops.” Ellen wrote on her Twitter account. LOL! When last we saw Olivia Pope (Kerry Washing ...
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Celebrities who have voiced their support for Palestine

Jul 23 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate, it has caught the attention of many prominent figures, including a rock star, an NBA player, and a scientist, who are publicly taking a stand against Israel and throwing their support behind the Palestinians.Performing in England over the weekend, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder launched into a profanity-laced tirade in which he appeared to criticize ...
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Zoe Saldana Is Pregnant! Check Out Her Bump

Jul 23 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" - Photocall
Getty Zoe Saldana is having quite a year! She is in the midst of promoting her big summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, and she’s celebrating other big news: She’s pregnant. OK! News: Find out how Kim Zolciak dropped 40 lbs in a little over a week. She hit the red carpet for the premiere of Guardians in Hollywood on Monday wearing a crazy-cool ensemble with a funny white belt, and it seems that belt was helping disguise a growing baby bump. Sure, it’s wha ...
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Obama to attend fundraiser at the home of 'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes

Jul 22 2014 9:11pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

President Obama Visits Austin
Shonda Rhimes, creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, has been a champion of diverse casts and crews, on her shows.; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images President Barack Obama will attend a fundraiser Wednesday night for the Democratic National Committee at the Los Angeles home of Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes is the creator of the ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," but she's best known for the gritty D.C. drama "Scandal." It featur ...
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Kerry Washington Enjoyed A Fun Day With Her Family At Disneyland

Jul 22 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
Now, y’all know that I have been spending a lot of time at Disneyland lately but wouldn’t you know it … the ONE day I don’t go is the ONE day that Scandal star Kerry Washington decides to go with her family. Kerry and co. spent a fun day ...
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