Kerry Washington is rocking some big hair on the 2013 March cover of EBONY. Her role as Olivia Pope in abc’s Scandal and her role in Django Unchained has her career on fire right now!
Peep a few excerpts after the jump
Oozing a sultriness like never before, Kerry Washington makes abold statement as the latest EBONY® Magazine cover feature. Hollywood’s leading lady talks to EBONY about the significance of portraying such dynamic female characters—Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal and the slave, Broomhilda, in Django Unchained. She discusses the connection the two characters have, and how they relate to her personal life.
Washington on Olivia Pope:
“In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman…But in [Olivia’s] personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that…I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television.”
Washington on Broomhilda and characters connection:
“[Olivia] is the answer to Broomhilda’s prayers…I’m grateful that these two women on opposite ends of history, on opposite ends of their experience, both strongwomen but in such different ways, can exist at the same time.”
The EBONY Scandal issue hits newsstands Feb. 5.
Among other scandalous stories…
EBONY offers a list of the 50 most sizzling events that have rocked Black culture in its “Simply Scandalous” feature including front page affairs, gripping court cases, and brutal beat downs. These unbelievable moments feature some of the most famous—O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
In “What Really Happened to Pastor Zachery Tims,” EBONY investigates how the once reigning pastor of a Florida mega church died mysteriously in a New York hotel room.EBONY spoke with his ex-wife and friends who speculate that his secret scandals could have led to his demise. With Tims’ mother demanding that the medical examiner not release the autopsy report, the mystery may never be solved.
In Entertainment, EBONY celebrates Black Hollywood by honoring the movers and shakers that work behind the scenes of African American film and TV productions. The list, titled “Power Players,” features heavyweights like writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, the dynamic couple producer Mara Brock Akil and director Salim Akil and writer Geoffrey Fletcher.