Kerry Washington in Scandal
On Wednesday, reports came in that ABC drama, ‘Scandal’ will come to an end with season 7 (it’s currently in its sixth season, but has already been renewed for a seventh).
Throughout the past five years, Olivia Pope has been a fixture in the lives of Scandal audiences but when the series reportedly wraps with its upcoming seventh and final season, diehard Gladiators might be wondering where next to catch up with Kerry Washington.
Scandal cast at Scandal 100
Scandal star, Kerry Washington who plays Olivia Pope in the drama opened up on what is next for her as the show possibly wraps up.
“The last episode was a real shock to me,” Washington, 40, told PEOPLE about Scandal‘s season 6 finale. “I could never in a million years have imagined what happens to Olivia happening at the end of the season, so I’m really excited about next year and I think people will be very surprised.”
Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington in Scandal (as Fitz and Olivia)
Asked if she thought the seventh season would be the last, the mother of one deferred to series creator, Shonda Rhimes.
One of those Olitz moments in Scandal we’ll definitely miss
“I don’t know, everyone keeps asking, that’s really a Shonda question,” Washington told PEOPLE at the Bronx Children’s Museum Gala on the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City.
As for what’s next in the professional life of the actress, Washington revealed that she’s “doing a lot of producing now — like my production company did Confirmation last year for HBO — so we have several projects in the works.”
“I’ll just continue to work like I always have,” said Washington, who added that she will “probably go back to do movies that I was doing before.”
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