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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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The Most Gorgeous Emmy Dresses of the Last 10 Years

Aug 21 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: ZimBio

From Kerry Washington to Sofia Vergara, you aren't going to want to miss a single one of these red carpet ...
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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding Comedy/Drama Lead Actress

Aug 20 2014 9:42pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for bo ...
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These 2014 Emmys Party Dress Predictions Will Take You Beyond The Red Carpet

Aug 20 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Crushable

The 2014 Primetime Emmys are premiering this coming Monday and the internet is already a buzz with red carpet gown predictions. Surely, we’ll be seeing Sofia Vergara in something red, Kerry Washington in something elegant and well, everyone, in something floor-length. But what about after the red carpet has been walked, the awards have been awarded and it’s time to party down? More »These 2014 Emmys Party Dress Predictions Will Take You Beyond The Red Carpet ...
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Ice Bucket Challenge Video: Celebrities Like Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, Chris Hemsworth Dump Freezing Water Over Heads for ALS: Watch Part 2

Aug 19 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, Chris Hemsworth and more celebrities have joined the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS -- watch even more stars participate in Us Weekly's second master cut video This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Ice Bucket Challenge Video: Celebrities Like Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, Chris H ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Has Gallons Of Ice Poured Down His Pants For ALS Charity

Aug 19 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Jimmy Kimmel accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from his “former friend” Kerry Washington and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, among others. The talk show host, who’s on vacation and fishing, says dumping a bucket of water over one’s head is “lame,” and so he had his cousin and wife Molly McNearney pour several big bags of ice down his fishing waders. VIDEO BELOW Not long after, Kimmel acknowledges his twi ...
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‘Scandal’ Stars Share Details About Kerry Washington’s New Baby, Isabelle

Aug 18 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Remember way back when, right after Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa had their baby? And I was all, impatiently waiting to see that first picture of baby Sebastian? Well, at least I had hope back then. As far as Kerry Washington‘s baby girl goes, I have no hope. And from the little bit that I [...] ...
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Kristen Bell Jokes About Proposing to Kerry Washington If She Wasn't Married to Dax Shepard

Aug 17 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Kristen Bell rides a bike while grabbing breakfast at Stamp restaurant on Friday (August 15) in in Los Feliz, Calif. The 34-year-old pregnant actress was spotted fitting in some pregnancy friendly exercise by peddling for over 15 minutes before eating. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristen Bell The day before, Kristen was all dolled up while hitting the red carpet at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ...
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Chris Pratt Does the Ice Bucket Challenge with a Twist - Watch!

Aug 16 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Chris Pratt gets drenched with water while taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a fun twist in this awesome new video. The 35-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actor, who was challenged twice, first drank a bottle of Ice Vodka instead of taking a bucket of ice. He then downed a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. Chris‘ wife Anna Faris and his mom Kathy then pour several buckets of water on his head from a balcony above him! Chris was challenged by Disney CEO B ...
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Joe Morton wins Emmy for Scandal appearance + Joe, Bellamy, and Tony at Creative Arts Emmys

Aug 16 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Behind the scenes sneak peek of @JOEtheMORTON of @ScandalABC with his Emmy! #EmmysArts pic.twitter.com/3HwjHCTVZJ— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) August 16, 2014Here's @JoetheMorton (@ScandalABC), celebrating with gold at #EmmysArts! https://t.co/ZXpXjyF8QP— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) August 16, 2014Joe Morton backstage with his #Emmy! "My head is still in the clouds!" @glamourmag pic.twitter.com/7rqefdUwls— Jess ...
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Scandal's Joe Morton WINS Emmy for Guest Actor in a Drama Series!

Aug 16 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Joe Morton suits up on the red carpet while attending the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday afternoon (August 16) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The 66-year-old actor was joined at the event by his Scandal co-stars Bellamy Young and Tony Goldwyn. Joe picked up the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series at the show. He beat out The Good Wife‘s Dylan Baker, Mas ...
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