Created by Shonda Rhimes, Scandal debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. From the very beginning, it was a great success! The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer. On May 7, 2015, ABC renewed Scandal for a fifth season, it premieres today. Great! Are you excited? For sure!
The show has received acclaim, and Washington has been recognized with nominations from the Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Image Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild. And intelligent and sexy actress! Don’t you think so? Tell us your opinion now!
Last year, Time magazine included Washington in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.” Because she is not only a pretty face, Kerry Washington is a member of the Creative Coalition, a board of artists and producers that explore issues that are at the forefront of national discourse. And she is also a member of V-Day, a global movement that brings awareness to violence against women and girls.
“I think sometimes in life we want to ignore the problems of society and just think about the good. I believe in positive thinking and affirmative living, I also think it’s really important to remember all of our disenfranchised members of society.”
Furthermore, Kerry Washington is a supporter of gay rights. In 2013, she was named an honorary chairperson of the GLSEN Respect Awards as well as the GLAAD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015.
What do you expect from Scandal season 5? Did you like Scandal season 4?
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you! Scandal is an amazing TV show.