When you are an actress in Hollywood, starring in a hit television series, there is always the worry of what will happen with your character should you get pregnant while filming the series. That is exactly what has happened to Scandal actress Kerry Washington, who has been filming scenes for Scandal while pregnant with her first child.
Kerry Washington plays the role of Olivia Pope in Scandal and the storyline does not involve Olivia getting pregnant, so a new approach to the role has had to take place. Kerry has now opened up about filming her scenes while pregnant, admitting that it has been far from easy.
Washington explained to The Hollywood Reporter, "I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person [Olivia Pope] with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy."
While Kerry has found it a challenge, she has also admitted that is has been interesting at the same time, "It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least," added Washington.
Fans of Kerry Washington, and the show Scandal, can see the actress in the role of Olivia Pope in the Scandal season three finale, which will air on ABC tonight (Thursday, April 17) at 10/9c in the US. Meanwhile, Scandal airs in the UK on Channel 4.
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