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Kerry Washington Reveals She Was Fired from 2 TV Pilots for Not Being 'Hood' Enough

Originally posted 06/08/2016 11:00AM

Kerry Washington is no stranger to typecasting.

The 39-year-old may be one of television's biggest stars, but even she has experienced Hollywood's harsh side.

"Before Scandal, I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast," Washington told comedian Aziz Ansari on Variety's Actors on Actors.

"For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more 'girlfriend,' more like 'hood,' more 'urban.' "

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Scandal's Bellamy Young Dishes on Taking Her First Big Vacation with Boyfriend Ed Weeks of The Mindy Project

Originally posted 06/03/2016 09:40AM

Bellamy Young has traditionally used her summer break from shooting Scandal to squeeze in other projects, but this year she's treating herself to a proper getaway – and she's taking beau Ed Weeks with her.

"I'm going to go on vacation!" Young, 46, told PEOPLE while attending the Television Academy's 70th-anniversary gala. "I'm going to sit down and travel and go see some beautiful places in Europe. England, Spain, Italy – we leave Sunday."

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Kerry Washington on Scandal's Male Nudity: 'They Know What Shonda Wants Them to Do'

Originally posted 05/18/2016 05:00PM

Kerry Washington is opening up about one of the benefits of working on a Shondaland show.

Asked about experiencing sexism in Hollywood as an actress, the Scandal star told The Hollywood Reporter her work environment is a little different than the typical set.

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ABC Pushes Scandal Season 6 Premiere to Midseason in Light of Kerry Washington's Pregnancy

ABC Pushes Scandal Season 6 Premiere to Midseason in Light of Kerry Washington's Pregnancy

Originally posted 05/17/2016 02:20PM

There'll be no need to worry about hiding Kerry Washington's baby bump on Scandal because the show won't be back until midseason.

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Scandal Fans Have a Lot to Say About That Season Finale – See the Best Reactions

Originally posted 05/12/2016 10:45PM

Scandal finished season 5 with plenty of surprises and political twists and turns.

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Pregnant Kerry Washington Debuts Baby Bump (and Purple Hair!) at Met Gala

Pregnant Kerry Washington Debuts Baby Bump (and Purple Hair!) at Met Gala

Originally posted 05/02/2016 08:45PM

The Scandal star wore a sequined Marc Jacobs gown

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Kerry Washington Is Pregnant! Second Child on the Way for Scandal Star and Husband Nnamdi Asomugha

Kerry Washington Is Pregnant! Second Child on the Way for Scandal Star and Husband Nnamdi Asomugha

Originally posted 05/02/2016 01:10PM

The couple are already parents to 2-year-old daughter Isabelle Amarachi

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It's Handled: Scandal Stars Tour the White House Before Correspondents' Dinner; Scott Foley Says, 'We're Going to Take This Damn Thing Over!'

It's Handled: Scandal Stars Tour the White House Before Correspondents' Dinner; Scott Foley Says, 'We're Going to Take This Damn Thing Over!'

Originally posted 04/30/2016 01:35PM

In an "epic" case of life imitating art, the cast of ABC's Scandal went on a tour of the actual White House on Friday.

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Kerry Washington Ignored How Hollywood Wanted Her to Look: 'I Didn't Really Conform'

Kerry Washington Ignored How Hollywood Wanted Her to Look: 'I Didn't Really Conform'

Originally posted 04/11/2016 12:20PM

Kerry Washington isn't going to change her appearance to meet Hollywood's unrealistic standards.

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