*Kerry Washington’s season has arrived.
The Bronx-born actress is gracing magazine covers, posing on red carpets and preparing to deliver a commencement address at her college alma mater – all while balancing a busy film career with a starring role on television’s hottest drama.
With her last film “Django Unchained” resting comfortably On Demand, Washington is bringing fresh product into theaters this weekend with “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples.” She plays the fiancée of Craig Robinson’s character who, crashes her family’s stuffy Hamptons retreat to introduce himself to her parents.
Juggling these constant film gigs with her ABC series “Scandal” may be an awesome problem to have, considering quality roles for African American actresses are scarce in both mediums. But filming “Peeples” was a breeze, she tells us – and for good reason.
“‘Scandal’ did not exist for me when we were shooting this movie,” said Washington during interviews for “Peeples.” “We shot this movie before we even shot the pilot of ‘Scandal,’ before I knew the script for ‘Scandal’ existed.”
“Scandal,” meanwhile, has two shows left before the season ends – Thursday’s “Any Questions?” and the May 16th finale “White Hat’s Back On.” Of course Kerry wouldn’t reveal any details about either episode of the Shonda Rhimes series – but she did tell us about her stunned reaction to the season finale when she first read the script.
Listen below. [Scroll down to watch clips from Thursday’s (May 9) episode.]
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