“It Doesn’t Work For Me To Talk About My Personal Life.” Kerry Washington Covers Glamour
On the heels of her Elle and Vanity Fair, Kerry Washington covers Glamour in a coral and pink Dior dress, gaped legs and a suggestive smile. It only makes sense that Washington would cover the October issue of Glamour being that it’s the same month her hit television show returns to its anxious fans, (which unsurprisingly include the likes of President Clinton.)
In an interview with Glamour’s Cindi Leive, she told the magazine about why she’s decided to keep her relationship private, how fashion has helped her career and what her mother did when she told her parents she was going to be an actress.
Becoming an actress
Glamour: You’re so close to your parents. Were they OK with your career choice?
Kerry Washington: When I said that this is what I wanted to do, my mother literally cried. She didn’t want me to experience all that rejection. They both would have preferred me to have been a lawyer.… [After college] I gave myself a year to make it in acting and was living in my parents’ house teaching beginner’s yoga when I got my first part, in Our Song. Then I got Save the Last Dance.… Now they’re really behind me. And I’m always working. My cousins call me the longshoreman of actors.
Check out some quotes from the interview, more pictures and video from Kerry’s spread on the following pages.