Over the last decade, Kerry Washington has became well-known for terrific performances in movies like“The Last King of Scotland”and “Ray.” She’s now the star of her own new network series, which even today is a rare feat for an African-American actress.
In “Scandal,” Washington plays Olivia Pope, a DC lawyer-fixer who disappears the problems of her VIP clients. The character is based on Judy Smith, who served in the first Bush White House and whose private clients included Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick, and Idaho Senator Larry Craig.
“Seldom in life is the good guy all good and the bad guy all bad,” Kerry says of her character. “And I think one of the things that Olivia is committed to is that everyone deserves a shot.” More.