Kerry Washington looks stunning on the September 2016 cover of InStyle‘s Fall Fashion issue, on newsstands on Friday, August 12.
Here’s what the 39-year-old Scandal star had to share with the mag:
On preparing for her second child: I’ve really leaned heavily on my boss’s experience. I consider myself busy, but [Scandal creator and writer] Shonda [Rhimes] has about four of five shows, three kids… She says, ‘If you feel like you have just the right amount of help, then you don’t have enough.’ My therapist said this too. You need a lot of support. No just logistically but emotionally and spiritually.”
On the prospect of positive change: “I choose to feel optimistic, because I don’t that I could get out of bed if I didn’t. The key will be when we stop allowing our otherness to separate us. Whether it’s immigrant’s rights, women’s rights, civil rights, or LGBT rights, we’re all under attack, because none of us belongs to that small group who have held power for a very long time.”
On her achievements and what’s next: “I think that’s where the need for quiet is coming from. You arrive at a certain place of achieving and suddenly you feel like your goals are being dictated by other people…Right now, as I get ready for this second baby, it’s really about me being in touch with what I want. I didn’t get here because I was trying to be what somebody else wanted me to be… I am not interested in playing by other people’s rules. So for now, I’m leaving myself open to the adventure.”
For more on Kerry, visit InStyle.com.