Kerry Washington has revealed she is still kept in the dark by producer Shonda Rhimes when it comes to the big plot twists in her hit show Scandal.
In a new interview for the April issue of Adweek the 39-year-old star said that some of the shockers like last year’s kidnapping storyline and Kerry’s character Olivia getting an abortion earlier this season, took her by surprise.
The star explained: ‘I had no idea that the abortion scene was coming until I turned the page at the table read and read it out loud with everybody else,
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Bold and beautiful: Kerry Washington looks amazing in a photoshoot for Adweek as she talks about the end of Scandal
‘There are occasional moments when she’ll give me a hint about something that’s coming, but it’s very, very rare.’ she added.
But the mother-of-one said she is fine with letting Rhimes take the reins and has never had an interest in becoming a show producer.
‘I show up and try to bring it to life,’ she explained.
Back in November writer and producer Rhimes revealed she knows exactly how she wants Scandal to end and how it will play out.
‘There are occasional moments when she’ll give me a hint’ The 39-year-old actress revealed to the publication that Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes keeps her in the dark about many of the plot-twists
The 46 year-old exec also hinted that there won’t be more than eight seasons, leaving fans to believe there may only be two more years of their beloved show left.
Kerry told Adweek that while she hasn’t talked to Rhimes about how the series will come to a close, she’s confident that she will take the show where it needs to go.
‘I trust her,’ she said. ‘We are where we are because of her decision making.’
Kerry looks fantastic in a series of bold and stylish looks in the April cover shoot.
Vibrant: The New York born beauty stuns in a cover shoot wearing a colourful gown amid swathes of patterned fabrics
Standing out: The actress and mother-of-one is the cover star of Adweek’s April issue
In one image she wears a black and white striped dress and in another she models a colourful gown against a backdrop of vibrant patterned fabrics.
In Scandal Kerry plays crisis management expert Olivia Pope who works with politicians and power brokers in Washington DC.
She is now starring in and producing a new HBO movie titled Confirmation, about Clarence Thomas’ US Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Kerry plays Thomas’ former assistant Anita Hill who made sexual harassment allegations against him during his October 1991 televised confirmation hearings for a seat on the US Supreme Court.
‘This story resonated with me because I had really personal memories, not as much about the hearings themselves, because I was probably about 13 when it happened, but I had real memories about how it affected my parents, their feelings about the hearings’ the actress said of the project.
Hit show: Kerry has starred as Olivia Pope in Scandal since its debut in 2012