So What Did Kerry Washington Think Of Jennifer Hudson’s “Scandal” Spoof?
We told you a few weeks ago about the very comical Funny or Die skit Jennifer Hudson did to help further inform folks about the Affordable Care Act. The clip spoofed Scandal–that’s Scandalous to you–and had Hudson decked out in some signature white pieces like Olivia Pope, fixing everybody’s health problems–even though she was constantly looking for some juicier drama to work on. We thought it was pretty funny, and as it turns out, so did Kerry Washington–the woman who gives life to our favorite fixer every Thursday.
In an interview with Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson at Variety’s 2013 Power of Women event, Washington was asked if she’d checked out the spoof, and she said that had and that she loved it.
“Yeeees! I loved Jennifer Hudson’s Funny or Die, I thought it was so awesome. We both worked for the administration and with the administration for a long time and we’re both huge supporters of the Affordable Care Act so I was really honored that she got her Olivia Pope on.”
And when she was told Washington approved of her take on Olivia Pope, Hudson had a total fan moment and cheesed it up.
“She did!? Kerry you saw it? [laughs]
It was so fun. I’m a huge fan of the show, I’m a huge fan of hers. She’s like, the ideal actress. She’s so amazing, so I look up to her. And I loooove the show. Any chance, I mean any opportunity to play Miss Olivia Pope, honey, I had to take it! Yes, corporate scandal manager, thank you…I’m a gladiator right now.”
Hudson went as far to even share her dismay with having missed last Thursday’s episode because she had to fly to New York for the Variety event:
“I had to fly here from New York, and I was like, I have to get there for Scandal. I was like, ‘Is it on?’ Literally, soon as I walked into my hotel room, it was at the very last end with Cyrus looking at this note, and I was like, ‘Yes it’s coming on! Then I was like, ‘No, it’s going off.’ [scowls]”
Who knew that celebrities got as geeked up as we do over Scandal? Especially one of our favorites!? Check out Kerry and JHud talking about the funny clip below.
And if you missed out on it, check out Hudson’s Funny or Die Scandal spoof below and let us know what you think!