18 Feb 2013
- Written by NNPA News Service
Oozing a sultriness like never before, Kerry Washington makes a bold statement as the latest EBONY® Magazine cover feature.
Hollywood's leading lady talks to EBONY about the significance of portraying such dynamic female characters – 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 personal life.
Washington on 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."
Washington on Broomhilda and characters connection: "(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 strongwomen but in such different ways, can exist at the same time."
The EBONY Scandal issue is at newsstands now.
Among other scandalous stories...EBONY offers a list of the 50 most sizzling events that have rocked black culture in its "Simply Scandalous" feature, including front page affairs, gripping court cases, and brutal beat downs. These unbelievable moments feature some of the most famous – O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
(Special to the NNPA from the Savannah Herald)