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Kerry Washington Is 'Very Excited' About Being a Mom, Says Scandal Costar

Kerry Washington Is 'Very Excited' About Being a Mom, Says Scandal Costar Joe Morton

Originally posted 02/09/2014 06:00PM

Mom-to-be Kerry Washington has found the perfect way to bond with her baby on the Scandal set.

"She spends a lot of time singing to it and talking to it to say we're just playing pretend and everything's going to be okay, so don't worry about it," Joe Morton, who plays Washington's father on the hit ABC series, told PEOPLE at the 2014 BET Honors (which airs Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. EST on BET) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

"She's very excited about being a mom," he added. "She's sort of floating around having just been married and now having a baby and putting a family together. She's in pig heaven, as they say."

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