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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's Olivia Pope Drinks Wine Wrong, New York Times Wine Critic Says

Oct 30 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov says Scandal's Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) imbibes incorrectly -- find out what she's doing wrongThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Scandal's Olivia Pope D ...
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Molly Sims Debuts Baby Bump, Reveals She’d “Love” to Have a Girl (PHOTO)

Oct 28 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Wet Paint

It’s only been a few weeks since Molly Sims announced she was expecting baby No. 2 with husband, producer Scott Stuber, and she’s already stepping out showing off her growing belly. The mama-to-be made her baby bump debut at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills last week, and she must have pulled a page from Kerry Washington’s maternity style book, because Molly sported a crop top ensemble. As for her belly, she hid under a black Lela Rose s ...
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Kerry Washington Shares Beauty Tips in Allure November 2014: Never Go To Bed with Makeup On!

Oct 24 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Offering insight into her flawless complexion, Allure November 2014 cover girl Kerry Washington makes the whole beauty regimen concept seem pretty simple. In her interview, the 37-year-old “Scandal” star stated that it all begins before bedtime. “The Neutrogena makeup-remover towelettes would probably be the biggest [beauty must-have]. My rule is to not go to bed with makeup on.” As for her go-to products ...
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Kerry Washington’s Blue Fashion Blunder Fails On Big Morning Buzz Live

Oct 24 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Big Morning Buzz Live was back today with Fashion Friday, telling us which celebs ran afoul of the fashion police on the red carpet. Nick Lachey and Michelle Buteau sat with style guru Jackie Miranne for this week’s rundown of fashion fails. Kerry Washington caused a style scandal with an ambitious asymmetrical look, whil ...
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Gugu Matha-Raw talks 'Beyond the Lights' with Vanity Fair

Oct 24 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Both the Oxford-born actress and her director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, intend for Beyond the Lights to “change the conversation” about how the entertainment industry packages its female talent.To research the heroine, who is manipulated by a toxic stage mom and greedy handlers, the 31-year-old nurse’s daughter studied superstars past and present: Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Beyoncé, Prince, Rihanna. Mbatha-Raw—the lead earlier this year in the period drama Belle—had to reject her R ...
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Kerry Washington Reveals Her Beauty Secrets—And the One Thing She Doesn't Want Her Husband to See

Oct 24 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: USMagazine

Inside Allure's November 2014 issue, Kerry Washington reveals her best beauty secrets, favorite makeup products, and what she doesn't want her husband to seeThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington Reveals Her Beauty Secrets—And the One Thing Sh ...
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You’ll Be Surprised How Much You Love Kerry Washington’s Pastel Blue Eyeliner

Oct 23 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: Crushable

Kerry Washington can push a red carpet envelope. Her maternity style was among the best anyone has ever seen–who else could rock a crop top on the red carpet in the third trimester?–and she’s continuing to push the fashion envelope now that she no longer has a small child in her abdomen. More »You’ll Be Surprised How Much You Love Kerry Washington’s Pastel Blue Eyeliner is a po ...
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Whoa, Who Is Brutally Rebuffing Olivia on Scandal?!

Oct 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: E! Online

From BFFs to enemies! It's been a rough season thus far for fans of Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Abby's (Darby Stanchfield) friendship on Scandal, as t ...
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Daniele arrested for having Sex in a Car

Oct 22 2014 7:40am CDT | Source: I4U News: Celebrities

Daniele Watts has had her shining moment last year for her role in Django Unchained along side Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christopher Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. She re ...
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No Matter How Steamy You Think Olivia & Fitz's Scandal Sex Scenes Are - One Of Them Isn't A Fan!

Oct 21 2014 9:03pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

Our favorite part of Scandal has to be Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant's steamy sex scenes!! But what if we aroused and simultaneously crushed your dreams by revealing one of the stars hates getting dirty on camera?! [ Photos: Kerry Washington Softly Stuns On THIS Mag Cover ] Kerry Washington pulverized our naughty hearts in the latest issue of Allure, when she confessed to disliking the hawt scenes with f ...
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