Washington appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss her greatly anticipated show Scandal. She also talks about becoming the only Black actress to work as a real-life black woman on a prime-time TV series.
I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing. We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now.