The “Scandal” star shares that she used Twitter to divert attention away from the fact that she was giving birth last April. "Every Thursday within three weeks of my due date, I loaded up pre-tweets based on the episodes and what I would want to say. I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor. I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!"
As one of the most powerful women on television Kerry Washington calls her own shots, though in her cover story for the April 2015 issue of Marie Claire she shares that she’s made her fair share of mistakes to get to where she is today.
The “Scandal” star confesses, "Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn't have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they're in and you don't get to say, 'Oh, I want this for myself.'"
While she always manages to save the day in her hit television show “Scandal,” Kerry Washington is having a harder time with real-life drama.
The “Django Unchained” star’s March 2015 cover shot for InStyle magazine portrays her as noticeably lighter-skinned than normal, causing critics to slam both the actress and the publication for trying to make her more white. One fan wrote, "Glad you made the cover kerry, but this isn't right. I'm sorry. It's not. Don't let them do that to you,” and another naysayer questioned, "Why is she white in this picture?"