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.