Kerry Washington Talks Playing Olivia Pope, Being A Mom & More In Elle Magazine’s April 2016 Issue

Most people would forever remember Hollywood actress Kerry Washington as the high and mighty TV star Olivia Pope. But aside that strong and independent TV character Kerry is the mom and wifey. In the latest issue of Elle Magazine, the award winning actress talked about working on the hit TV drama Scandal, being a mom, her new project ‘Confirmation’  plus working with Shonda Rhimes


Check out the excerpts


On How Playing Olivia Pope Affected Her Maternal Instincts

“Even though Olivia Pope has obviously made the decision that she is not a mom,” (In reference to the 2015 midseason finale, in which Pope gets an abortion)

“Playing her made me feel like I could be a mom. Because she knows there’s always another way—there’s always a way to fix it, there’s always a way to solve it, to win. And I feel like playing her made me feel like, All right, I can do it. I will figure out how to juggle it all.”



On working with Shonda Rhimes

“She’s been such an amazing resource, as a mom, and as a working mom…I am on one show and I have one kid, and she has three shows and three kids.”





The issue hits stands March 17,2016

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