Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn reflected on their characters’ legendary romance in ‘Scandal’ during an Instagram Live session! One song from the ABC show still brings Tony to tears.
Kerry Washington, 43, and Tony Goldwyn, 59, shared a screen once again nearly two years after their time on Scandal came to an end! The co-stars played lovers Olivia Pope (Kerry) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony) on the famous ABC drama between 2012-2018 (hence, the birth of their couple’s name, “Olitz”). They reflected on their time playing the dynamic duo in an Instagram Live session on April 8, which included a fan Q&A! “People wanted to ask: What’s your favorite Olitz line?” Kerry told Tony. She answered the question first, though.
“How could it not be ‘one minute’? It’s just ‘one minute.’ Right, like every time we got to say ‘one minute’ I was like — ” Kerry said, gasping before finishing her sentence. Of course, she’s referring to the time limit Olivia and Fitz often gave each other during their little lovers’ moments on Scandal. The show’s theme song, “The Light” by The Album Leaf, would often play during these tender scenes. Kerry can still hear it.
“And that music. That crazy music. So good,” she said, reminiscing on the theme song. Apparently, the song even brings Tony to tears! “That music, it still makes me cry when I hear that,” he confessed. “Sometimes I’ll be like in an elevator and the Scandal theme will be playing and I’ll be like, ‘Oh God.’ ” Tony demonstrated his best pretend cry, and he and Kerry couldn’t help but burst into laughter. “It’s so pathetic,” Tony joked.
Kerry reminded Tony that he’s not the only person whom the song has moved. “People have walked down the aisle to that music,” she said, which was news to Tony. “Really?!” he exclaimed, then marveled at their show runner’s power over her viewers. “The impact of Shonda Rhimes’ universe is just incredible,” Tony said in wonder.
Kerry has now moved on to another big show: Little Fires Everywhere, the Hulu series in which Kerry plays the leading role of Mia Warren alongside her other leading lady, Reese Witherspoon. Meanwhile, Tony had a role in the Netflix horror series Chambers. Of course, both actors aren’t on any sets right now as they quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. So, it looks like we’ll be binging Scandal in the meantime!