Leading Lady: Kerry Washington Covers March 2012 Issue of ‘Essence’


Kerry Washington graces the cover of the March 2012 issue of Essence magazine flaunting her curves in a white satin dress. The 35-year-old has recently been named an honoree of the magazines Black Women in Hollywood. In the interview she discusses what what it’s like being a black actress in the Hollywood industry.

“I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing,” she said. “We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now.…” Kerry told Essence.

The Vixen is making history as the first Black actress to lead a drama based on a real-life Black woman in Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming drama Scandal.

Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Essence to read more on her and her accomplishments in Hollywood.