The “Scandal” star exposed her political drama during an interview for “The Hollywood Reporter.” Washington dishes about the backlash she was hit with from Republican “Scandal” fans after speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, in support of President Obama.
“After I spoke at the Democratic National Convention — our show has a very active life on Twitter and Facebook — I couldn’t go near any of it because there were threats to my life, violence, sexism and racism. It was shocking that just me speaking at a convention incited all this anger.”
Washington continued, “I would never block somebody for saying ‘I disagree with you.’ But the threats to my life..that’s not so good.”
“People have artistic license…that’s what casting is: fitting the right look to the right character. Whereas you could maybe lose some weight, there’s not really anything I can do, nor would I want to, about being Black.”
Washington will grace the cover of The Reporter’s June issue, “Hot Drama Queens”