*Kerry Washington learned how to shake what her mama gave her thanks to one of the greatest movers and shakers in Hollywood today — Jenny from the block.
That’s right! Back in her days with the Bronx Boys and Girls Club, Jennifer Lopez taught Washington how to pop, lock and drop it.
“We had this amazing dance teacher, Larry, and Jennifer actually used to substitute teach when Larry wasn’t around,” Washington said during a recent interview with Yahoo.
She added, “you wouldn’t know it from my build, but Jennifer taught me how to dance. And I remember when she left the Boys club because she was leaving New York to go to LA to try and make it big and we were all like, “Oh my gosh.”
Although Washington missed out at her chances at being a “Fly Girl,” she’s one of the most popular acclaimed actresses on TV thanks to “Scandal.”
And not only that, but she’s pretty hot on the red carpet too, but believe it or not, even Kerry Washington has some insecurities.
“I tend to think about those moments on the red carpet as being a character called the “red carpet Kerry.” I try to step into that. I don’t mean deny the fear—I don’t deny my feelings on a bad day—but I kind of try to invite myself to shift into something else to pull it together.”
She added, “you don’t have to handle things alone, you can reach out and get help from close friends and family. Sometimes I try to imagine, “Well what would I do if Mother Theresa showed up at my door right now?” I would pull it together! What if Michelle Obama called me right now? I would pull it together. And not to deny who I am, but to sort of go, “OK, how can I dig deep and get in my stronger self in this moment.”