From her riveting role in Winter 2013 blockbuster, Django Unchained to primetime television show “Scandal”, there’s no question that Kerry Washington has been crowned Hollywood’s new “It” girl. She looks stunningly gorgeous as she graces the March issue of EBONY, which is wittily titled the “Scandal Issue”. Inside, she opens up about “Scandal” character, Olivia Pope and what she means to Black women, as well as how she relates to her Django Unchained character, Broomhilda. Check out some of what she had to say.
On Olivia Pope:
“In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman…But in [Olivia’s] personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that…I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television.”
On the connection between Pope and Broomhilda:
“[Olivia] is the answer to Broomhilda’s prayers…I’m grateful that these two women on opposite ends of history, on opposite ends of their experience, both strongwomen but in such different ways, can exist at the same time.”
Kerry is also spilling the tea on some very interesting details from her past and why she’s a force to be reckoned with. Interesting enough, the March issue will also explore some real-life scandals including those involving major celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of megachurch pastor, Zachery Tims.
You can check out Kerry’s full interview among other interesting tidbits of tea in the latest issue of EBONY, which hit newsstands on February 5th.
What do you think of Kerry’s cover shot? Does she look fab or what?
Jazmine Denise is news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise