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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Scott Foley Dishes on Kerry Washington and His Other Scandal Costars -- Watch!

Oct 21 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

Scott Foley shared some unknown tidbits about Kerry Washington and his other Scandal costars in an interview with HuffPost Live -- find out what he said here!This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Scott Foley Dishes on Kerry Washington and His Oth ...
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Who Looked More Bangin At The ELLE Women In Hollywood Party?

Oct 21 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Lest we all be completely distracted by Renee Zellweger’s facial sorcery, there were some BANGERS at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event last night. Kerry Washington, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris Shine At ELLE Event As a matter of fact, we thought Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Gugu Mbatha-Raw all looked amazing. So much so we have to ask y’all Who Looked More Bangin? Check out more photos below and to see closer shots of them and other gu ...
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What A Banger Looks Like: Kerry Washington With No Makeup Behind The Scenes For Allure Magazine Shoot [Video]

Oct 21 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

What’s it like to hang out with Kerry Washington? Relaxing, for one. Take a peek behind the scenes at her cover shoot for Allure’s November issue, where the actress dishes on the inspiration for the look, the skin condition she’s had all her life, and why she doesn’t regret a single h ...
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Makeup-Free Kerry Washington Dishes on Her Allure Cover Shoot, Beauty Icons & Hairstyle Regrets

Oct 21 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: E Online

Kerry Washington is having a really, really good year. And it's not over yet! The Scandal star is Allure's November cover girl, and the issue hits newsstands October ...
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OK! Exclusive: Eva Mendes Wants To Quit Hollywood And Ryan Gosling Wants Another Baby!

Oct 21 2014 11:32am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Now that they’re proud parents of a baby girl, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling want to settle into a life out of the spotlight and with tons more babies, an insider told OKMagazine.com exclusively. A source told OK! Eva wants to quit Hollywood and find a family home in the country, white picket fence included, to raise their baby girl—or even more children! PHOTOS: 8 Pics of Eva Mendes Trying to Hide Her Baby Bump “It’s been tough on her hiding away with ...
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Love or Loathe: Kerry Washington Wears No Makeup on the Cover of Allure

Oct 21 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: GossipGirls.com

I quite enjoy the show Scandal, mostly because I’m always looking to pick up new styles of revenge or blackmail or general social meddling, and Kerry Washington has quickly become one of my favorite TV stars. Jason Merritt/Getty Images But. KW has done something so far out of my comfort zone I can’t even get my head around it. She posed for the cover of Allure magazine…without makeup. ?!?!?!??! CAN YOU EVEN!? Darlings, I barely let my house staff see me sans maquillage–would I ever grin and ...
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Renee Zellweger in an LBD at the Elle Women event: lovely or unrecognizable?

Oct 21 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Here are some photos from last night’s 21st annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards. There are a ton of photos, so CB, Bedhead and I have split them up, awards-season style. Enjoy! One lady in particular is getting a lot of attention this morning because OMG, what did she do to her face? Renee Zellweger wore a little black dress and a completely new face to the event. We’ve actually been pointing out Zellweger’s “work” for a year – she had something done (something with her e ...
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All Your Favorite Women Were in One Place Last Night

Oct 21 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Jennifer Lawrence wasn't the only funny woman in the room when she attended Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills on Monday. The actress was at the event to introduce her Hunger Games costar, Elizabeth Banks, who was honored with an award during the festivities. While at the bash, Jennifer made sure to mingle with Amy Poehler, who was there to honor her longtime pal Tina Fey, who costarred with Eli ...
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