Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope is a Woman White Women Want To Be

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kerry-washington-vanity-fair-3By Staff Blogger

Kerry Washington, star of ABC’s primetime drama Scandal, has produced one amazing Vanity Fair cover. On the cover she emulates her character, Olivia Pope, as she basks in a pool. Olivia Pope apparently goes for a swim whenever she is stressed out.

Washington says that one of the most interesting things that she finds about her character is the demographic that it appeals to. She says she has white women come up to her all the time and tell her that they want to be Olivia Pope.

Scandal is a hit all over the world. In South Africa it is called “The Fixer” and appeals to all races and many different ages. She says it is really profound that the show has such an impact on others and that people are seeing this leading character as someone they can aspire to. She believes that this is remarkable because the leading lady is someone of color.

Thanks to television, the fact that other women are aspiring to be someone of a different color seems almost revolutionary. And it is not just about her race either; it is the fact that she is a woman, a strong and confident one at that, and people are looking up to her and wanting to be her.

Washington says that her character has a hard exterior, but she is also a motherly type  and has a soft interior. She states that Olivia fully owns being a woman but also has a very nurturing nature about her and is willing to take care of others. She is a mother, an executive, a role model for women of all ages and all colors.

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  1. that says a lot about women in america that they’d want to be a mistress that helps to break up the President’s marriage. You can’t trust women lol

  2. If thats what she Kerry Washington thinks then so be it but I believe its a demeaning role for her although its a hit with most black women. It is a cheap shot role when you are a white man’s whore and a quickie just down the hall from his wife in almost the next room. Maybe that’s what the women of today may want but its only a cheap life style. I don’t have any insecurities and I’m sure a lot of you so called up to date futuristic people will say what ever may cross those minds but it is what it is.
    It is only a t.v. show but she is a slut in the show a slut that is intelligent and dangerous but a slut none the less!Moteasuh, that’s what she is a moteasuh!

  3. Heather Haynes on

    it's funny how other women want to Be Olivia Pope from scandal, It's funny how they say she is motherly, nurturing, willing to take care of others and a role model….I wonder if people are not looking at one of the main focuses of Scandal…Olivia Pope is scandolous and a home wrecker, I don't care if she cut the relationship off with the President…the fact remains that one, she destroyed a family and two she took him back…so please a role model? Do we want our daughters sleeping with someone's husband…The show is good because we like what is appealing but having someones husband, pretending to be the friend of the wife, I can go on and on Olivia Pope is not a role model so please.

  4. it’s funny how other women want to Be Olivia Pope from scandal, It’s funny how they say she is motherly, nurturing, willing to take care of others and a role model….I wonder if people are not looking at one of the main focuses of Scandal…Olivia Pope is scandalous and a home wrecker, I don’t care if she cut the relationship off with the President…the fact remains that one, she destroyed a family and two she took him back…so please a role model? Do we want our daughters sleeping with someone’s husband…The show is good because we like what is appealing but having someones husband, pretending to be the friend of the wife, I can go on and on Olivia Pope is not a role model so please.

  5. Exactly…its better to be the ‘hoe’ than the wife…really? what woman really wants that…the media puts it in a good light…

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