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“They’re Hard To Do”: Kerry Washington On “Scandal” Sex Scenes Being “Awkward” Now That She’s Married
If you watch Scandal from week-to-week, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the show isn’t shy when it comes to sex scenes, and no fictitious pair has had more than Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) and Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant). While the scenes always show up very steamy on-screen, Washington said in November’s issue of Allure (which she is on the cover of) that executing them is anything but s*xy. In fact, according to the actress, they’re super awkward to do.
“They’re hard to do. You’re doing things that you’re supposed to do with only certain people in your life. Because this is not your real partner in life, doing that is awkward. And then doing it in a room full of people is awkward.”
She also says that doing the scenes is hard because of the fact that she wants to respect her real-life relationship to husband Nnamdi Asomugha, as well as Goldwyn’s relationship with his wife, Jane Musky. People are always talking about their chemistry, but she doesn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea–especially not their partners.
“Particularly with a show like ours, where people are so invested in the chemistry, you just learn to be careful, because people’s real relationships in life are important. I so respect and admire his wife and him and their family, and he feels the same way about mine. And so you learn to be careful about how you say things.”
Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Washington’s Allure shoot below and let us know what you think of the scenes and her chemistry with Goldwyn.
In honor of #TGIT and another new and fabulous episode of “Scandal” tonight, we wanted to show you the November issue of Allure featuring the beautiful Kerry Washington. The 37-year-old Queen of Primetime looks to have ditched makeup (according to ET, she did use some tinted moisturizer) in order to give a more natural and carefree look. The decision to do so goes with the focus of her interview, which according to the cover is “Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist.” And she’s going to be uncovering things about herself like she did in a recent interview on “Ellen,” where she admitted that kissing her male co-stars can be uncomfortable at times.
“It’s just awkward. But it’s been awkward from the beginning. It’s always awkward, it doesn’t stop being awkward. I don’t enjoy [kissing] either one. Not to beat a dead horse but, awkwaaaaard.”
Anywho, I can dig the cover (I’m all for as little maintenance as possible these days), but according to a friend of mine, “She looks like she has a cold…”
What do you think of the cover?
Last night’s episode brought the heat. There was the case, even more scandal with Cyrus and Michael and a bit of mother-daughter insanity. There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get into it.
Kerry Washington is taking her talents back to the big screen. According to Deadline, the “Scandal” actress has been cast to star in a new romantic comedy titled, Is He the One.
The project, which is set to be directed Best Man Holiday’s Malcolm D. Lee, opens with a woman (Washington) dressing for her wedding and ends with a walk down the aisle. The film’s plot is told through flashbacks that highlight the three major relationships of the woman’s life. The big question of the movie is who is the man waiting for the her at the end of the aisle on her wedding day.
The script was written by DJ Richardson and Michelle Morgan. Todd Garner will be producing the MGM project. While the storyline doesn’t sound too remarkable, I do believe that the right actors and writers could make this movie a huge success. Also, while I love Kerry in “Scandal,” I really enjoy seeing her take a gamble with other roles.
Does Is He the One sound like a romcom that you’d be interested in checking out?
Stealth is important when it comes to most celeb weddings, unless you’re the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple and you want everyone to know about your grossly overpriced wedding. But aside from Kimye, these celebrity couples have gone to great measures to keep details of their nuptials a secret, doing everything from eloping in Vegas, to hiding away in the Bahamas.
Aaaahhh Thirsty Thursdays takes on a whole new meaning that all the inhabitants of Shondaland are back on our television screens, along with a few newbies. And they came back with a vengeance for the season 4 premiere of “Scandal” and the pilot episode of her latest project “How To Get Away With Murder.” As far as season premieres go, this one was pretty memorable. Let’s jump in shall we?
Kerry Washington is dead serious about keeping her personal life under lock and key. But it appears that the “Scandal” actress has been caught slipping. The new mom was spotted exiting the Ritz Carlton in New York City with her hubby ex-NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, baby girl Isabelle and her nanny in tow. Of course, Isabelle’s face was covered by a blanket, but this is the first we’ve seen of her since she left Kerry’s womb, so we’ll take it. I must admit, I’m so ready to see little Isabelle.
Hilariously, TMZ cameramen were also outside of the hotel as Kerry made her exit and they appear to be just as thirsty as we are to learn more about the beauty’s adorable little bundle of joy.
“That is one adorable baby,” he can be heard saying in the video. “Kerry! Kerry! Why is the baby such a mystery? What did you have to eat when you were pregnant with the baby? Oh, I have so many questions, Kerry!”
Watch footage of Kerry and her family exiting the hotel below. Check the next page for photos.
When “Scandal” comes back for its fourth season, this Thursday there will be a noticeable absence. Harrison, portrayed by Columbus Short, won’t be in the place to be.
There’s no concrete reason as to why his character was written off, but we can all pretty much assume that it was because his personal life, with the domestic violence accusations, drunken bar brawls, child abuse etc, were sprawled across the front pages of every newspaper and blog ever other week.
But just because Columbus won’t be on our television screens tomorrow, doesn’t mean he won’t find some way to participate in the “Scandal” conversation. How is he going to pull this one off? Well, he’s hosting a viewing party.
Here’s the flyer.
If you’re in Atlanta tomorrow, be sure to swing by the Boogalou Restaurant Lounge where Columbus Short will be hosting his season premiere party alongside Jamaican pop sensation Kris Kelli. Or avoid the area. The choice is yours.
One would think Columbus would attempt to avoid all bars, lounges and venues where alcoholic beverages are served; but alas, that is not the case.
Let’s just hope no one steps to him the wrong way at the club.
There’s something about Columbus that is so brazen and ballsy in his buffoonery that I just can’t help but laugh at the craziness.
Unless Columbus Short is dropping tea and behind the scenes secrets about the show, then I don’t know what purpose this is going to serve, aside from him getting a check…And there it is.
UPDATE: The collection is here! And just in time for Thursday’s season premiere (if you really want to take it there)!
— The Limited (@TheLimited) September 23, 2014
Update by Tonya Garcia
Original story published September 17, 2014
What woman doesn’t want to dress like the stylish-yet-powerful Olivia Pope? Well, you can. And affordably.
The Limited is introducing a collection of clothing inspired by the hit ABC drama Scandal. Just in time for the show’s return for a fourth season on Sept. 25.
More than 70 items are on sale in the Limited’s “Scandal” collection.” Prices range from about $49 to $250 making it easy for anyone to copy the attire Kerry Washington dons as Liv on the show. “The garments are due in stores and online next week and are scheduled to be available through May, the end of the 2014-15 television season,” reports The New York Times.
There is already a multimedia campaign, which boasts the collection as “Fearless fashion for ladies who lead.” And The Limited is putting some major money into promoting the line. The campaign has an estimated budget of $12 million.
Washington was included in selecting the designs, along with Elliot Staples, head of design for the retailer and Lyn Paolo, the costume designer for Scandal. “The three are featured in a video clip that promotes the collection; some print ads, showing models wearing the clothes, also give a shout-out to the creator of ‘Scandal,’ Shonda Rhimes, and feature the logos of the series and ABC,” reports The Times. A licensing deal was made by The Limited with ABC and the creators of Scandal. Financial terms were not made public.
Apparently the idea came out of a Good Morning America segment in fall of 2013 that “took outfits Olivia Pope wore on the show and replicated them at affordable price points,” said Diane Ellis, chief executive of The Limited. “A suit that was ours was featured.”
Most often such apparel licensing deals target kids, such as a line of Dora the Explorer clothing, but the Scandal collection shows the growth of licensed merchandise involving series for adults, said Ira Mayer, publisher and executive editor of a newsletter, The Licensing Letter. Other adult shows with licensing deals include The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy.
For series like Game of Thrones an estimated $100 million a year in retail sales can be made, Mayer said, with a typical deal bringing in “under $50 million a year.” Licensed merchandise from a popular children’s show, however, can rake in an estimated $250 million to $500 million annually in retail sales.
We’re sure The Scandal line will be a big seller. Will you buy?
After fussing over Olivia Pope’s fly fashions for three seasons, “Scandal” fans will finally be able to shop the famous fixer’s closet.
A few days ago, some items from the long-awaited fashion line, brought to you be The Limited, were unveiled. Now, with just days until the season four premiere, Kerry has taken the (fashion) show on the road. Earlier today the beloved actress appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” along with “Scandal” costume designer Lyn Paolo and Limited head designer Elliot Staples. The trio was also accompanied by a group of models, who strutted their stuff in items from the collection.
“It was really fun,” said Kerry. “When [Lyn and I] get together for our fittings every episode, people make fun of us because Lyn and I will just go in a room and giggle for two hours and come up with all of the amazing looks for the show. It’s really such an important team process. We’ve grown in love with each other over the years.”
Hilariously, the host tried to slip in some chatter about Kerry’s pregnancy, but of course, Kerry kept it all business as she hurriedly shifted the attention to Elliot.
“And then when Elliot came along, it’s like he’s been with us the whole time. Elliot is such a fan of the show. He’s such a gladiator so when we all started collaborating, we all really were on the same page with what we want this to be and how we want it to look. We really wanted to honor the aesthetic for the show.”
The initial collection contains 42 fall pieces and as previously reported, prices range from about $49.00 to $298.00.
Watch Kerry’s full interview below. Do you plan on shopping this collection?