Kerry Washington Says She Wouldn't Have Starred In 'Scandal' If The President Was Black

From Shadow and Act Thu Feb 7 2013, 16:32:02

"I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House," the actress says of her role, which is based on a real-life Beltway insider. "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." Words spoken by Kerry Washington, about her hit ABC Shondo Rhimes-created...

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