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Kerry Washington for GLAMOUR Mgazine

Kerry Washington covers the May issue of “GLAMOUR” magazine.

Inside this issue, the actress discusses her views on race and that super-popular show of hers, “Scandal.”

On turning 40:

“Life is just getting better. For me, 40 feels like a beginning. I’m in the middle of so much new—with this career, the kids, and I’m still sort of a newlywed. I’m excited to be at this stage in life.”

On the role/project that’s transformed her the most:

It’s impossible to say that Olivia Pope hasn’t been one of the most transformative roles for me. I’ve never played a character for this long. Olivia Pope also took my anonymity away. Before, I was a character actor: Nobody really knew that the girl from Save the Last Dance was the same girl from The Last King of Scotland. So I could show up and be a person in the public eye when it was useful, then dip out and have my life. Olivia Pope has really changed that.

On what artists inspire her:

Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, and Diahann Carroll—those women are my lighthouses. Because their light was shining ahead, I knew where to go. They kept showing up for their art and values and that made me feel like I could bring all of myself to my work.

 

For more with Washington, check out GLAMOUR.com.

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Posted on April 14, 2017, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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