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Kerry Washington Says Olivia Pope Is Not a Role Model

Kerry Washington Says Olivia Pope Is Not a Role Model

Kerry Washington and Viola Davis are all smiles while attending the ABC portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of their respective shows Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo.

Kerry opened up about why she doesn’t think her character Olivia Pope should be a role model.

“I’ve always thought it was misguided when people tell me that Olivia is their role model,” Kerry said (via TV Line). “Because she’s having an affair with a married man, who is President of the United States. And a murderer.”

“There are things that are very admirable,” she added. “She’s an entrepeneur, she’s very smart, she has an amazing closet… [but] she is nobody’s role model.”

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Mary Katrantzou dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Viola is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress.

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  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Good for her pointing that out. Fans of that show — or fans of OP specifically — are complete idiots. ALL of the characters on that show are terrible, horrible people.

  • Platynum

    Thank you for pointing this out!I’ve always preferred when she wasn’t around Fitz as he make her a shell of who she really is in the board room.A powerhouse !