The ‘Scandal’ cast guessed that star Kerry Washington was pregnant before she announced her news and revealed her bump, but they all went to great lengths to make her feel supported without revealing her secret! Her on-screen dad, Joe Morton, explained exactly how they did it!
Kerry Washington‘s Scandal co-star and on-screen father, Joe Morton, revealed that while the cast knew about Kerry’s pregnancy, they worked hard to conceal her secret before she felt comfortable announcing her exciting news. Plus, he had the most adorable things to say about her future with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha!
Kerry Washington: Joe Morton Reveals How ‘Scandal’ Cast Hid Pregnancy Secret
Kerry, 36, kept her pregnancy so private during the first few months that she didn’t even immediately tell her show’s cast members!
“We sort of new, but she obviously wanted to keep it private, so we helped her do that,” Joe, 66, explained to HipHollywood at Essence Women in Music event. “So there was no kind of big celebration,” he explained, but revealed that the cast still showed their support for Kerry!
“I think we celebrate the fact that she is obviously wonderfully married and wonderfully pregnant, and seeming to be enjoying the entire thing,” he said. “So good luck to her.”
‘Scandal’ Season 3 Cut Short Due To Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy
Since a pregnancy for Olivia Pope wasn’t in the cards for Scandal, the show decided to cut short the season’s episodes to give Kerry time off to have her baby! When the show returns from winter break on Feb. 27, 2014, eight episodes will remain — four episode’s short of the original season’s order.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s sweet Kerry’s co-stars kept her pregnancy a secret until she felt comfortable announcing it?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski