Kerry Washington Covers Vanity Fair

3 Jul

Vanity Fair’s new cover story adds to the impromptu Scandal/Kerry Washington week here at TV Ate My Wardrobe. This is the second high profile cover that Washington has featured on in the past few months and Jezebel has an article explaining the importance of this Washington feature. In this August issue (on newsstands July 9) Washington discusses the reception to her character Olivia Pope and says that “one of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope.””

Kerry Washington VF Cover

Washington also discusses the feminine qualities of Olivia as a fixer and how Olivia uses her gender in a positive way “What I think is cool about Olivia is that she fully owns being a woman. There’s a very nurturing sense of ‘I’m going to take care of you—don’t worry about it. I’m gonna be your mom in this situation. You come stay in my office, have a cup of tea, and let my gladiators take care of you.’ There’s something very maternal about it. But there’s also something very executive about her, and I mean ‘executive’ in a presidential way.”

Olivia can be more than one thing and from what I’ve seen (I’ve just finished season 1) Olivia’s gender doesn’t restrict how she behaves on the show.

I don’t think anyone will be shocked to hear that I really want the lipstick Washington is wearing, but probably not her white attire.

For more of this Kerry Washington cover story head here.

Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair 

One Response to “Kerry Washington Covers Vanity Fair”


  1. Kerry Washington Tops Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List | TV Ate My Wardrobe - August 1, 2013

    […] Washington is the cover star of the August issue of Vanity Fair and she also features in the new September issue of the […]

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