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Kerry Washington Goes Pretty in Little Black Dress for Bronx Children's Museum Gala

Kerry Washington steps out in style for the 2018 Bronx Children’s Museum Gala on Tuesday night (May 8) at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

The 41-year-old actress and co-chair of the museum looked pretty in a studded, little black dress and silver heels for the event.

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While she was at the event, Kerry – who grew up in The Bronx – expressed how important she feels it is for kids to go to museums.

“What is so special about the museum, it’s not just to teach kids about the Bronx but it’s to teach kids about themselves and [their] potential, and know [that] their mind is an incredible place,” Kerry told ET. “That they should adventure and cultivate and value. And I think the museum is about saying to kids that no matter where you’re from, we care about you and you shouldn’t not have a museum just because of the ZIP code that you were born in.”

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Kerry Washington Is a Golden Goddess at Met Gala 2018!

Kerry Washington is a golden goddess at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

The Scandal actress, who recently wrapped her hit series with the finale in April, looked glamorous in her golden Ralph Lauren ensemble.

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This year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrates the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition and is hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, fashion designer Donatella Versace, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

FYI: Kerry accessorized with a Lorraine Schwartz headpiece and ring.

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Kerry Washington Reveals What Playing Olivia Pope Taught Her

Kerry Washington looks stunning on the cover of Essence magazine’s Mary 2018 issue.

Here’s what the Scandal star had to share with the mag:

On what playing Olivia Pope taught her: “I feel like whenever I play a character, I feel she comes into my life to teach me something. I’ve never had the privilege of playing a character for this long, but of the many things Olivia Pope has given me is this sense that anything’s possible, that there’s always a way through.”

On Time’s Up: “I have noticed in the last three years or so, we’re just reaching out to each other more. That’s been one of the most powerful parts, for me, of being involved with the Time’s Ups movement. It has changed the ways we operate. It changes what awards shows and parties feel like. We are becoming stronger as communities, as Black women, as larger circles of women of color, larger circles of women in Hollywood, larger circles of just people in Hollywood who give a shit.”

For more from Kerry, visit Essence.com.

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Shonda Rhimes Talks Casting Kerry Washington as 'Scandal's Olivia Pope: 'I Knew I Wanted Kerry'

Shonda Rhimes and the cast of Scandal celebrated the series finale of their hit ABC show on Thursday night (April 19) with a special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr. and George Newbern were all in attendance.

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Kerry and Shonda came out first, and recalled how casting her as Olivia Pope went down: “I remember you first coming in,” Shonda said on the show, turning to Kerry. “Kerry first came in, and I had been meeting like all of these actresses.”

“Everybody wanted this part,’ Kerry added. “But you came in and it was amazing!” said Shonda. ‘It was literally like two seconds in, you started talking about politics and I knew I wanted Kerry for the part.”

Shonda also reveals that, yes, she knows what that ending means, and no, she’s never telling. “I get one last thing to say is a spoiler that I get to hold onto ’til the end of my life,” Shonda said – Watch all the videos below!


Shonda Rhimes on Casting Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Johanna Ortiz dress.

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Shonda Rhimes Already Says 'Scandal' Will Never Get a Revival

Rebooting classic television shows is a big thing these days, but don’t expect to ever see Kerry Washington back on the small screen as Olivia Pope.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes says that she will never give Scandal a revival season.

The hit ABC series came to an end last night and she assured fans at a live event the night of the finale that the show is over.

Scandal is finished,” Shonda said (via Variety). “I love everybody and would work with everybody again in a heartbeat, but Scandal is finished.”