Kerry Washington: Jennifer Lopez Taught Me How To Dance In The Bronx (VIDEO)

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Kerry Washington Jennifer Lopez Dance Video

By Shari Weiss


Kerry Washington Jennifer Lopez Dance Video

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Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only one from the block. As it turns out, Kerry Washington is, too, and she revealed their surprising connection on “The Tonight Show” on Friday. Watch below!

Washington was on the show to promote her new movie Confirmation, as well as “Scandal,” and she enthusiastically danced her way to her seat when she came out on stage. After Jimmy Fallon complimented her moves, the actress revealed she’s taken dance lessons “since I was a little girl.” She amusingly confessed, “I used to go initially just for the candy they gave out at the end of class.”

But Washington got increasingly into it, and gave a shout-out to her instructor, saying he was “from my neighborhood in the Bronx.” She then told Fallon, “And he had an awesome substitute teacher named Jennifer, who would sometimes step in and teach, but then she left to move to L.A. and be on ‘In Living Color.'” The stunned host asked, “Jennifer? Thee Jenny From The Block?!”

“I learned to dance from J.Lo,” Washington exclaimed. “So that explains everything!” She went on to joke, “So that’s why I’m a really good dancer!… There’s so many cool things about me, but that’s the best.”

It took Fallon a little longer to connect that both stars lived in the Bronx, prompting Washington to say, “Because we’re from the block!” Learn all about “Kerry From The Block” in the video below, and keep watching to see why Washington got bleeped!

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