Kerry Washington has had a heck of a year. From her hit show ABC’s Scandal, new hubby Nnamdi Asomugha, landing coverspots for Elle, Glamour, Vanity Fair Magazines and a baby on the way, this year has been a successful whirlwind. Recently, the 36-year-old Brooklyn native spoke to Lucky Magazine and revealed it’s not all about being on the cover of a magazine. She explained,
It’s a miracle to even work in this industry, I didn’t become an actress to be on the cover of magazines. That was always a little scary to me. What I love about acting is the craft of becoming different people and telling a story.
She also discussed her character Olivia and her fashion sense,
One of the things I really love about playing Olivia, is the juxtaposition of her being such a powerful woman and her immeasurable vulnerability.
There are shows where every time you see the character she’s in a different piece, and it’s like a fashion event, I didn’t want that. I wanted Olivia to be a real person. We will always buy new pieces, but on every episode we try to use at least one piece that you’ve seen before, whether it’s a suit jacket or pants or a pair of shoes.
People always come up to me and say, ‘Oh, I want Olivia’s closet,’ and I’m like, ‘Me too!’?’’ Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show. I know that I am not going to look like Olivia when I wake up to go to the bathroom at 4 o’clock in the morning. On the set, it’s somebody’s job to follow me around all day with spackle. Olivia has a very buttoned-up, conservative D.C. aesthetic, but I tend to be more eclectic and spontaneous.
Washington has been mum since news broke this summer of her secret marriage, the star spoke about her wedding ring,
I never wanted to have a ring that I would feel uncomfortable riding the subway with. My wedding band and engagement ring are the only things I can say that I wear every day, I pin them to my clothing on set. That way, I always have them with me.
Lucky Magazine with Kerry Washington hits newsstands this month. [Lucky Magazine, Instagram]