Oh how the new show “Scandal” gives me life every Thursday and last nights episode was definitely one of my favs. I can’t believe the things Shonda Rhimes come up with….whew!! Kerry Washington who plays lead role “Olivia Pope” sat down with Ebony magazine and revealed she almost didn’t take the role:
“I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House,” the actress said.
“I thought, ‘If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.’ Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency.
I thought that would be so disrespectful and so against all the work that I had done.”
Do you think the show would be just as SCANDALOUS if Fitz was black?? Would you still watch??
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