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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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Here Is The Limited ‘Scandal’ Collection Look Book

Sep 18 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Last week we got to see video of Scandal star Kerry Washington unveiling The Limited Scandal Collection at New York Fashion Week and today we get to see most of the 78 pieces available in the collection in the just released look book photos. The collection will go ...
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Sep 17 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

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Kerry Washington Has Designed A Purse To Raise Awareness Of Domestic Violence & Financial Abuse

Sep 17 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Earlier this week we learned that actress Kerry Washington helped unveil The Limited Scandal Collection at New York Fashion Week but today we learn that she also had a role in another very important fashion accomplishment. Kerry helped design a purse for the Allstate Foundation Purple Pur ...
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Kerry Washington Stuns in Scandal Season 4 Cast Photos

Sep 17 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: Wet Paint

Next Thursday, September 25 marks the premiere of Scandal Season 4, which means Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her amazing fashions will be coming back to our small screens soon. About time! We've been missing the fabulous pantsuits and power dresses Olivia rocks like no other. Fortunately, we can get a taste of the fashion goodness coming up in the Season 4 promo photos. In them, Kerry shows off just how fabulous she looks as Olivia in a stunning ballgown ...
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Sep 17 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

It was a Scandal reunion yesterday at the Launch of Parker on Spring – Katie Lowes, Bellamy Young, and Darby Stanchfield all met up at the event held at The A List on Tuesday (September 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Joining the three ladies were Malin Akerman, Rashida Jones, Jaime King with hubby Kyle Newman, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Trachtenberg, Allison Pill, Ahna O’Reilly, Jenna Dewan, As ...
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Kerry Washington's Scandal Collection: See the Must-Have Looks and Get Ready to Shop

Sep 17 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

See the collection inspired by Scandal and designed by Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo, and Elliot StaplesThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kerry Washington's Scandal Collection: See the Must-Have Looks and Get ...
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Kerry Washington is over this anti-domestic violence bullshit

Sep 17 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Celebslam.com

Kerry Washington hosting the launch for the 2014 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge in New York (915) Kerry Washington hosted the launch of the "Purple Purse Challenge" to end domestic violence earlier this week in New York, and 9,000.... ...read full story ...
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