Kerry Washington: I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood
May 8th, 2013
03:13 PM ET

Kerry Washington: I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood

Kerry Washington has long been a star on the big screen, but with ABC's "Scandal" she's now also one of the hottest stars on TV.

The 36-year-old is reveling in her moment, as she tells Elle magazine in its June issue that she's "the luckiest broad in Hollywood now."

"To be the lead actor on 'Scandal' and to be in the highest-earning [Quentin] Tarantino movie ['Django Unchained'], I don’t get to ask for more.”

Funnily enough, Washington didn't plan on becoming an actress.

“I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people," she tells Elle. “I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic.”

These days, Washington isn't known for her silly side as much as she's known for her stunning red carpet looks, which have consistently landed her on best-dressed lists. As it turns out, the star approaches her awards show fashion with the same creative vision she brings to her on-screen roles.

“I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun," Washington says. "It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”

To check out Elle's full interview with Kerry Washington, keep an eye out for the June issue of the magazine, on newsstands May 21.

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. Great Thin Ass...

    glad you made the cover girlfriend...

    May 30, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. techie33

    So many negative comments against this woman, y'all must be Psycho Republicans. It's the only logical explanation for such hateful comments, You guys should learn from your Canadian Neighbors....and not be so warmongering, You American's are always trying to pick fights with everyone, even within your own borders... no wonder the rest of the world hates your country....Nothing is more publicized than America's Gun-toting nut-jobs. Aussie's are getting sick of hearing about your gun problems, and Terrorism. I'm grateful for our strict Immigration laws, we don't have to deal with Muslim Extremists, cause they are not even allowed in this country, you might call us racist, we call it realization. unfortunately the entire Muslim Community will never be trusted.....

    May 30, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. QueenVelveetaJamimaLaqueetaTelmaColenderDaKeeshaaLaPorsha

    Oh Lodi lordi, she bees two whyt wit ha fakes nose and da bewbis!

    May 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Keep Cracking Until We Know Which Model Wins The Prize..


    May 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. May i get off the stage..another success!!!!!

    take care.

    May 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Noj: going too address mouth if necessary..she's not ratings


    May 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1 Million Kitties

    hey cnn: let us know

    May 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sassysticks53

    Where are the CNN mods? You can post any kind of drivel in the Entertainment section, but your comment is always awaiting "moderation" if you post anywhere else on CNN. What's wrong with the Entertainment Forum boards, CNN? Get this crap off the forums.

    May 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY


    May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dysfunctional Model

      sorry the model is a liar....

      May 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • SKY


      May 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. margaret is here..

    the model is beautiful

    May 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SKY


    May 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SKY


    May 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. was told on vacation that's why they didn't blog...

    she's a lovely model

    May 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. No worries: she's been voted a jealous f-ck


    May 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BET

    the girl is a beautiful model and has such a great figure

    May 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cone bone

    Just want to know which of u whiny fn yatchos broads is gonna bear my children? kerry has first dibs!

    May 9, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  17. @cnn

    Why aren't you doing something about this message board? Nobody can, or want to come on here to post anymore with this nonsense.

    May 9, 2013 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
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    May 9, 2013 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  19. Sokman

    It does seem odd to see a woman call herself a broad these days. I wonder how she feels about her gams...

    May 9, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. Nono258

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    May 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
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    we will have this meeting and discuss the problem if we have too...beware a lying test will be involved..since we have never met you are in big trouble for having access too my personal business....– you hack into my life yet you don't want me around....7 lawyers and myself will locate you and we will have a conversation discussing abuse and stalking were given 6,000 chances and failed every single 1 of get lost and go handle your crummy relationship

    May 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Coward Mrs. Mouth

    as one gets thinner the skirts get shorter and shorter and the heels get high and higher....

    May 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
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    yes or no

    May 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Reboots and Crashings ...

    are you able to state you didn't do that?..

    May 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. West coast

    are you able too pass a test stating that they were not involved?

    May 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
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    can you pass a lie exam stating cali was not invited in what was done?

    May 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
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    you there?

    May 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. where's bed..she ain't gonna pass the test either...


    May 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Hey Coward...

    how's the basement lately

    May 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. the black model is beautiful

    wear those shorts right up there girlfriend...u look amazing.

    May 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. All computer crashings...can you pass saying you didn't do it?

    come on coward.

    May 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Rigged Utah Letter... Coward Right...It sure was...


    May 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. 4 inch heels....don't like bed...

    don't look

    May 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tight Skirts Forever...

    don't like don't look....its not for a coward chick

    May 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Rigged emails...was that you coward? looks like it...

    let's take a lie exam

    May 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  38. joint account...your aware right coward 1

    we hear you are....

    May 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Coward 1

    Come on girlfriend ready for real truth test...let me organize it..

    May 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Austina

    Geez...would it be too much to ask to have a reasonable chat without the ignorance of some people, who if not for the internet would probably be somewhere doing something demonic and destructive to themselves or others. Sometimes, I read these stories just to see how civilized the comments are. Kerry is a hard working talented actress who is very deserving of the accolades she is finally receiving. You Go Kerry!!!

    May 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      she deserves all her job offers, all her awards for the last 25 years, every single cent she made, praised for her community efforts here and in ny....she deserves every f-king good think that has happened too her...

      that's right she deserves all of it...and will a star again in September at 50 years old..

      May 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. MandyCamera

    How can we resolve the 3 women's tool issues..i have never met these women so they are looking at stalking charges....

    May 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  42. This beetch wants only too look at my business but does not want me around...

    we have too question barz...i'm sorry dear...NOT FAIR...

    May 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
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    what do we need too do too get rid of the situation with this person.

    May 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  44. if its him ...he can do all this but he can't talk to the black woman..

    what do we need too do too resolve the there a meeting involved what do we need too do for her too stop it.

    May 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  45. the black model is being forced into something she doesw not want too do

    what is the issue?

    May 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. May

    she just saw the texts...what does it take for it too stop...

    May 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. T.

    do you not understand what she has done?

    May 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  48. bars

    she can have it there.

    May 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Cone bone

    Who cares if she is talented as long as she is a h.fn.byotch she can bear my children! next

    May 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Bed...

    Model does alot of the sniffing...thanks.

    May 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Leave everything effed up...

    she's is talented...

    May 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Peace ☮

    It's weird to hear a woman refer to herself as a broad.

    May 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Musubiduck

      Better to be called a Broad than a "female".....I can't stand that adjective.

      May 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Overheard conversations with mare

    nobody goin

    May 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Rick

    Who is she? Never heard of must be some lame entertainer!

    May 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  55. time too call her in...thanks

    she's a no talent..

    May 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Call from Unavailable..


    May 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. MOTORED IN....

    model is pretty

    May 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. we think using me for scoops--all about him...


    May 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Throbbin

    Holy sh!tsnacks, D!ckman...she's HOT!

    May 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  60. summary for today and plinie name

    1. motored in all the time now.
    2. fones, textsrigged tweets
    3. possibly using me for info on lesbean girlfriend where abouts and personal life
    4. suzie the dry name therefore different people however was still in the phone.
    5. possibely using her for scoops - 99% up in the air.......
    6. does not know at this point what is real or not real

    May 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  61. summary for today and check plinie

    motored in all the time now.
    2. fones, textsrigged tweets
    3. possibly using me for info on lesbean girlfriend where abouts and personal life
    4. suzie the dry name therefore different people however was still in the phone.
    5. possibely using her for scoops - 99% up in the air.......
    6. does not know at this point what is real or not real

    May 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Ben

    I did watch The Benchwarmers and Looper the last few days. They were really good. I think they were the best movies I've seen in a good while. You may want to try them.

    May 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Chirelle

    who? Is she related to Webster? I like Webster.

    May 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

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