Kerry Washington explained to Sirius XM how portraying the role of Olivia Pope on “Scandal” has made motherhood a seamless transition.
“I don’t know if I would be a mom today if it weren’t for her,” she said. “She really has taught me to be resilient and to be able to juggle a lot at once. Both the experience of playing her — because she’s somebody who never backs down, and never gives up and knows there’s always a solution — but also the responsibility of playing her as a professional.”
Kerry On juggling motherhood and work:
“Being able to juggle those days and juggle those hours and be the No. 1 on the call sheet and all of that — it really opened me up to the possibility of going outside of my comfort zone in terms of what I thought was possible in a lot of ways. She’s taught me to trust in my ability to expand — physically and logistically.”