Kerry Washington reveals challenge of filming while pregnant

By Drum Digital
12 August 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy nominated Kerry Washington has opened up about her most challenging Scandal (The Fixer) season yet.

According to Washington talked about having to figure out how to portray her character's true self while having to deal with so many changes of her own. She also talked about how the season almost broke her due to not having any control.

Kerry told the magazine: "All of last season was a challenge for me, on a few levels. For one thing, I was going through this amazing physical transition, this physical journey of having a baby, that my character was not going through. And I work very physically. What I do is often grounded in the body. That meant I had to figure out how to be this woman while my instrument was changing and evolving every day. It was like seeing the keys on a piano jump around on a daily basis. It was tough for me to even maintain Olivia's walk because of the changes.

At the same time, everything I understood about Olivia unraveled because of the story lines. The season really broke me. I'm a Type A actor who likes to have it all figured out going in, but suddenly I had no idea where this woman was going to go next. I had to jump in without everything being perfect. I felt like I had been in control playing the character, but it all got taken away from me last season. That meant my acting toolbox had to be upgraded. I had to trade in my screwdriver and hammer for a Black and Decker power tool."


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