Cover Girl: Kerry Washington for Vanity Fair Magazine
Miss Kerry gets the semi-iconic “Ten pounds of makeup in a swimming pool” shot. And somehow, it doesn’t look contrived.
Kerry Washington covers the August 2013 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine photographed by Norman Jean Roy.
Okay, yes. It looks a little contrived. But it also looks hot.
On playing Olivia Pope on ABC’s hit drama Scandal: “One of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope.’ [...] The fact that white women can see this woman of color as an aspirational character is revolutionary, I think, in the medium of television. I don’t think white women would feel that way about Olivia if her identity as a woman, period, wasn’t first in their mind.”
[Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair]