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.
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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