So are you watching ‘Scandal’ this season? Olivia and Fitz are finally trying to make a go of their relationship! The star of the show, Kerry Washington, dished on everything from Olivia’s wardrobe (‘Scandal’ is worth watching just to check out Olivia’s clothes alone!) to how she finds out what’s going to happen next.
Kerry said people noticed when she changed up her wardrobe a bit for a scene.
The other day I had this really beautiful brown suit on and everybody was like, ‘Whoa, we haven’t seen brown in awhile!’ I was like, ‘I know, I think not since Season 2.’ “
I will just flat-out admit that I love EVERYTHING Olivia Pope wears, so I’m looking forward to seeing it ;). Kerry said her clothes actually reflect her character’s mindset and the tone of the show.
For a couple of seasons things got very black and white in her world, and I think there’s a little bit of nuance back into her world and into her ideology.”
Now that’s an interesting clue…
Kerry said she actually doesn’t know what’s going to occur on the show beyond the episode she’s shooting.
There are times when we have a table read on the day that we’re starting a new episode and you have to memorize it immediately.”
OMG. Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes explains the agreement she has with the actors.
My contract with the actors is, I will present you with the script, you will say every word in the script. I will never tell you how to say the word or what the intention is under the scene or what we need.
“And then the beauty of it is then I get to go into the editing room and watch the scene sort of come out on the other side of the soundstage, as I say, and see what the actors did with it. And then I run upstairs to the writers room, and I go ‘Oh my God, you all … they’re playing it this way! And it’s wonderful.”
Sounds like a good collaborative process to me. It clearly works, given the success of ‘Scandal,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’! How are you liking ‘Scandal’ this season?
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