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Kerry Washington does have a real life outside of her hit show Scandal, although she keeps it very, very quiet. She does admit to having a  husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha and daughter Isabelle, but you rarely see them. So when Washington admits she’s tired, it’s almost a confession.

“I partied at that SNL 40th Anniversary last night,” she says.”It was an honor to be there,” she says. Washington is part of a hilarious skit where she played every Black woman on TV, a gig booked well prior to her role on Scandal.

But back to the fictional realm, where Washington reigns as fixer Olivia Pope. Really, all we want to know is – Is Huck going to be OK?

“I cannot make any promises,” Washington says. “Anything is possible in television. “You’re going to have to tune in.”

And what role did Daddy Pope play in all this? Did he buy Olivia?

“What goes down with Olivia in the next episode was so shocking at the table read when we read it that I put my arms down and looked at Shonda [Rhimes] like mouth open, arms shrugged,” says Washington.

So could it be that is Harrison alive?

“I will neither confirm nor deny.”

But what she will say is that the next episode is “very important” to her and the one after that is very important from the perspective of a human being. Like Harrison maybe? Washington just laughs.

Kerry Washington Talks ‘Scandal’ Shocker and Why It’s Great To Be A Black Woman On TV  was originally published on

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