KERRY WASHINGTON SPEAKS ON POWER & FEAR IN ‘THE EDIT’ MAGAZINE

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Kerry Washington, star of hit TV show, Scandal is the cover star for Net-a-porter’s ‘The Edit’ magazine latest issue.

The wife of former NFL cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, looked gorgeous in the latest issue of The Edit Magazine, published by Net-A-porter.

She talks to Margaret Wappler on power and fear.

For six seasons now- a seventh greenlit in February – Kerry Washington has been breathing fiery life into Olivia Pope, the crisis-management queen of ABC’s Scandal a fast-paced political thriller created by Shonda Rhimes.

Tucked into a plush air-conditioned trailer during a break from filming the season six finale, Washington reveals the biggest lesson she’s learned from Olivia Pope, her character in the series, and what it means to her to be fearless.

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“Shonda’s got I-don’t-know-how-many shows now, plus three kids, and she just figures it out. However busy I feel, Shonda feels busier, so I’m just going to rise to the occasion. She’s been a real role model, seeing the community she’s created and the work ethic – I feel like there should be more of this in the world,” the mother of two said about the show’s producer.

On Power, the actress said, “power is a tricky currency: we don’t always know how rich we are. Often our sense of power in a room comes from our own internal compass, rather than the dynamics of what’s happening in a room. At times, I haven’t always felt empowered.” But she resists the temptation to place blame. “I felt it’s disconnection from my own sense of power,” not that she didn’t have any.

Check out Olivia Pope in photos in the slides above.

Photo Credit: The Edit

Written by Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

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