Kerry Washington is finally opening up about the challenges she faced filming ‘Scandal’ while being pregnant. The actress reveals that it was not easy to be Olivia Pope while undergoing her own personal transformation, but that she believes it definitely helped her grow as an actress.
Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Challenge: Filming ‘Scandal’
Now that Scandal is over for the season, Kerry is finally opening up about the difficult task of being Olivia Pope while also being pregnant.
In a fascinating new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kerry reveals that it was actually much more challenging than any of us could have known.
“It’s been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body,” Kerry explained. “It’s definitely been complicated to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.”
Kerry really did an incredible job this season, especially considering all of the dark places Olivia Pope had to travel emotionally.
Kerry Responds To ‘Scandal’s Bump Hiding Techniques
One thing that all Scandal fans were talking about this season were the different ways Kerry’s baby bump was concealed.
Whether it be by a chair arm, or a real persons arm, they managed to keep her pregnancy completely hidden throughout the entire season. Amazing!
Kerry also feels very passionately about the fact that she was able to hide her pregnancy on the show, because it kept things authentic.
“I feel very grateful that we have such an amazing team that was able to protect the character within the context of what the actress was going through,” Kerry explained.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do you think about all of the different ways Scandal hid Kerry’s pregnancy? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox