Kerry Washington Talks About Hiding Her Pregnancy During Scandal Filming

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By Michael Lewittes

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Kerry Washington opens up about being pregnant, and the difficulties she had accurately portraying Olivia Pope on “Scandal” while expecting this past season.

“I work very physically as an actor,” Washington tells The Hollywood Reporter, noting, “The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person [Pope] with the personal transformation that’s going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character.”

“That hasn’t been easy,” she adds.

“It’s been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It’s definitely been complicated to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her,” says Washington.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Washington is expecting her first child with football player husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

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