BB&W Exclusive: Kerry Washington Talks “Scandal” and Much, Much More

I think I’m in love with Kerry Washington. Not only is she BEAU-TI-FUL, but she’s as smart as a tack and as articulate as a female version of Barack Obama. Tonight is the premiere of “Scandal,” and she stopped a bit to chat with me about it, plus some other really interesting stuff you’ll want to hear about.

What’s is about? (From the Hollywood Reporter)

Set in Washington, D.C., Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, the head of Pope & Associates, a crisis management firm with a unique staff of lawyers, investigators and hackers (Henry Ian Cusick, Katie Lowes, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield and Guillermo Diaz) and a client list that includes the president (Tony Goldwyn) and his family and staff (Bellamy Young, Jeff Perry, Kate Burton) as well as madams, dictators and an airline company.

From Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, the producers behind Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, the seven-episode midseason entry — which is based on the career of Judy Smith — dives right in when the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. enlist Olivia after a young White House aide claims she had an affair with President Fitzgerald Grant (Goldwyn).

On the night of the premiere, after a whirlwind media blitz including an appearance of The View, Kerry took the time for us, because she loves what’s going on here (listen to her shout out at the end). We are truly the New NEW Black Women, and people are taking notice.

Kerry and I talked about the show, her future projects, black women in film, and even interracial relationships.

We dive right in and talk about “Olivia,” the main character Kerry plays in the show:

BB&W Exclusive Interview with Kerry Washington by Christelyn

Be sure to tune in TONIGHT on ABC to watch “Scandal.” Check here for local times. OH! And don’t miss Kerry’s upcoming interview with Melissa Harris-Perry this Saturday, April 7, on MSNBC.

*Shout of to Miss Washington’s PR folks. They kicked arse.*

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