Olivia Pope Vs. Kerry Washington: Who’s More Scandalous?
Olivia Pope may have the President on speed dial, but Kerry Washington has done direct work for the country’s first black president and his administration. We don’t respect side chicks, so Olivia’s adulterous actions aren’t respectable, no matter how badass she may be at her job (or super romantic the monologues). Washington, on the other hand, has the utmost respect for the Obamas relationship. “I thought, ‘If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show,'” she told Ebony. “Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency.”