Kerry Washington lands the latest cover of Net a Porter. Inside she chats about tweeting during the early stages of labor, her role as Olivia Pope, what she would do if she wasn’t an actress and so much more! Check it out inside!
Top & skirt: Stella McCartney; Earrings: Jennifer Meyer; Cuff: Jennifer Fisher; Ring throughout Kerry’s own.
A few excerpts from the magazine.
Did you tweet while you were actually in labor?
I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor. I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!
What do you think of Olivia Pope? Is there anything that you don’t like about her?
I love her. To me she’s like family, and with family, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you love them no matter what. I don’t always agree with her choices, but I have a lot of compassion for them.
What is the biggest difference between you and Olivia?
I do a lot of therapy! Not to say that I have it all together, but I think I have a little bit more awareness about my behavior patterns and I do the work it takes to get out of them.
If you weren’t an actress, what would you be doing? Do you think you would be in politics?
I would be involved in politics, but I would probably be teaching. It’s what my mother did, so it’s in my blood. My mother is so badass. I watched her get her doctorate when I was a little girl: she got that around the same time that I graduated from kindergarten so we both had caps and gowns. I grew up with a belief in the importance of a woman’s mind and that has been a real gift for me.
Dress: Loewe; Earrings: Jennifer Meyer; Ring: Shaun Leane
Pants: Isabel Marant; Sandals: Lanvin; Ring (right hand): Maison Margiela Fine Jewelry; Ring (left hand): Shaun Leane
Dress: Marni; Earrings: Wendy Nichol; Ring: Shaun Leane