Kerry Washington Covers Adweek’s April 2016 Issue

Scandal star Kerry Washington has been slaying on magazine covers  lately. This time she is the cover muse for American news publication Adweek.

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The actor who has now added executive producer to her CV thanks to the hit HBO film Confirmation chats about her life as a producer, her upcoming nail line and do you remember Apple Music’s advert which features Kerry, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson? Well she chats all about it

Peep the highlights:

Why did Confirmation speak to you, as an actress and producer?
I’ve been wanting to produce for some time because I want to have more creative control over the things that I do, and not be victim to the whims of other people’s desires. This story resonated with me because I had really personal memories, not as much about the hearings themselves, because I was probably about 13 when it happened, but I had real memories about how it affected my parents, their feelings about the hearings. And it was one of the first moments that I was made consciously aware of my own identity intersectionality: the idea that there may be times that I feel passionate about something as a person of color, and there may be times that I feel passionate about something as a woman, and there may be times when those two things are at odds with each other. So it was a poignant moment in my own developmental understanding of who I was

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What led to your Apple Music ads with Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige?
That came together through friends of mine: Steve Stoute, who is the head of Translation Marketing, and is like the brother I never had, and Jimmy Iovine at Apple Music. Steve felt like people know the Olivia Pope side of me, and the real-world White House side of me, and the magna cum laude Kerry who gives speeches at commencements, but they don’t really know hip-hop Kerry and Kerry from the Bronx, the way Steve does. He felt like that was a part of my brand that I wasn’t doing a good enough job getting out there. There aren’t a lot of products and a product space that live in that part of my identity that I would necessarily want to partner with, but Apple Music was a no-brainer.

 

 

 

 

For the full feature check out adweek.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

Photography: Alexei Hay/Stockland Martel

Styling: Leslie Billings/ Walter Schupfer Management.

Set design: Lauren Shields/ Halley Resources.

Hair: Takisha Sturdivant- Drew for Exclusive Artists/Neutrogena. Makeup: Autumn Moultrie for Exclusive Artists/Neutrogena. Manicure: April Foreman for OPI/The Wall Group.

Dress: Gauri and Nainika; Jewelry: Dolce & Gabbana, Ippolita. Shoes: Christian Louboutin.

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