Here’s Why Taraji P. Henson Is Glad She Didn’t Land Kerry Washington’s Role In “Scandal”

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Taraji P. Henson Auditioned for Kerry Washington's Role In "Scandal"

Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson Auditioned for “Scandal”

During a recent interview, Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Reynolds swapped nightmare audition stories. The EMPIRE actress explained that she was up for the role of Olivia Pope in Shonda Rhimes ABC hit “Scandal,” which Kerry Washington ultimately nabbed. She said,

I auditioned for Shonda Rhimes for ‘Scandal’. Thank God, Kerry [Washington] got it. It was her job. I think that was the last time I auditioned.

Taraji P. Henson Auditioned for Kerry Washington's Role In "Scandal"

Kerry Washington, Common, Lee Daniels, Taraji P. Henson

She added,

I’m not that actress that wants to do everything. When I got it [the script], I was like ‘This is Kerry Washington’. That was her blessing.

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The midseason premiere of “Scandal” returns January 19th.

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  • Starstruckpress

    she couldn’t have done that role justice anyways!!!! she’s too ghetto