If you hope to see Kerry Washington’s fashion on the Golden Globes red carpet, don’t hold your breath. During an interview with E! News, the Scandal actress said that she’ll be missing in action at the awards show.
I’m not going on Sunday. It was a decision and I’m sure it’ll be a great night and everybody who’s there will have a good time.
And in other news, Washington is inspired by her new role as Anita Hill in HBO’s ‘Confirmation‘. During the TCA’s she reveals that she did meet Hill, as part of research for the role.
I have met her and she is very private. I think that was something that she and I really shared — the circumstances of your personal life being thrust into the public eye when it’s not really your choice — that’s something we really bonded on. I wish that I had the level of elegance and grace that I think Anita did. I just keep trying to learn to live a public life and still have some private space.
When asked if she felt any pressure to portray Hill, she states:
Yeah, I was terrified. Portraying somebody who’s real is a different type of responsibility, especially when they’re alive. That responsibility was not lost on me.