Scandal's Tony Goldwyn Covers 'Da Man' Oct/Nov 2013
Here is what the 53-year-old Scandal actor had to share with the mag:
On what it takes for him to embody the role of a president: “It’s sort of a combination of two things, really. Keep in the awareness that even the man sitting in that White House is just a man, like any of us. He’s a highly intelligent person, extremely driven which is what it takes to get there; but he’s also a human being with the same issues like all of us are struggling with. The other thing is that every minute every day in that world the stakes are insane; everything is life or death decisions. So living in the extraordinarily high-octane world and at the same time with him being just a human, to figure it all out is very humbling, I think.”
On his favorite actor to work with: “Kerry Washington is pretty wonderful, I must admit. No surprise there. In fact, most of my staff [characters] – Kerry Washington (as Olivia Pope), Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene, chief of staff), and Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant, first lady) – all three of them are really extraordinary actors. I feel really challenged by them in everything I do, because they bring it – they’re so good that I’d better be beyond my game.”
On if he watches the show: “Oftentimes I don’t watch my work, but in this case [Scandal] yes. That’s sort of process of maturity, when I was young I’d watch my work and be very self-critical. I had to stop watching in order not to get fixated on that. So for years, I didn’t watch anything that I did. I enjoyed performing and I moved on. But with Scandal, we get together every week and watch it as a group on Sunday. I must say Scandal is a very fun show; I find it really great to work on my stuff, to scan the whole thing once all come together.”
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