Actress Kerry Washington covers the April issue of Elle magazine! Inside she talks about her role on Scandal, working with Shonda Rhimes, motherhood and more pics!
On the cover, Kerry Washington wears a cotton sweatshirt from Shinola; diamond, onyx, and white gold earrings and an emerald, onyx, diamond, and white gold bracelet from Cartier; gold bracelets and a diamond and white gold bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels; and her own ring. Styled by Samira Nasr.
Embroidered-silk chiffon dress, Versace, price on request, at select Versace boutiques nationwide. Black jade, diamond, and white gold earring, De Grisogono, price on request. Gold cuff, Ippolita, price on request. Palladium-finish white gold and black jade bracelet, Verdura, price on request. Styled by Samira Nasr.
ON HOW PLAYING OLIVIA POPE MADE HER FEEL LIKE SHE COULD HANDLE MOTHERHOOD
“Even though Olivia Pope has obviously made the decision that she is not a mom,” Washington says, in reference to the 2015 midseason finale, in which—spoiler—Pope gets an abortion, “playing her made me feel like I could be a mom. Because she knows there’s always another way—there’s always a way to fix it, there’s always a way to solve it, to win. And I feel like playing her made me feel like, All right, I can do it. I will figure out how to juggle it all.”
ON HER BOSS, FRIEND, AND MOM MENTOR SHONDA RHIMES
“She’s been such an amazing resource, as a mom, and as a working mom…I am on one show and I have one kid, and she has three shows and three kids.” Right now, she says, departing from her no-family-talk rule, her husband is at home listening to the audio version of Rhimes’s book, the first-person self-help journey Year of Yes. “We bought it for a bunch of people for Christmas because I feel like it’s a little bit of required reading.”
Wool sweater, Altuzarra, $795, collection at net-a-porter.com. Vintage Levi’s cotton jeans, from Collection, $135. Gold, diamond, blue topaz, garnet, and onyx earrings, Marina B, price on request. Gold bracelets, all, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., $2,800–$3,500 each. Violet sapphire and rose gold bracelet, Pomellato, price on request. Styled by Samira Nasr.
Read more here