Successful Hollywood actress and George Washington University’s alumni Kerry Washington covers Ebony Magazine’s ‘Scandal’ March 2013 issue. On the cover, the Bronx native dressed sexy in a black leather alligator top and leather skirt. She is also working her big hairdo! In the cover story, Washington talks about her character Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal and the slave, Broomhilda, in Django Unchained. She compares those characters connection and how they relate to her personal life. This issue is now available on newsstands and below are some highlights:
On what she loves about Olivia Pope in Scandal:
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 Olivia 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 strong women but in such different ways, can exist at the same time.
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