Kerry Washington covers Ebony Magazine in grand style. She shares intimate details from her past as well as the significance of portraying great female characters such as Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal and the slave, Broomhilda, in “Django Unchained.” She discusses the connection the two characters have, and how they relate to her real life.
Kerry speaks on what she loves about Olivia Pope
"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".Kerry 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".