Hollywood star, Kerry Washington who is notable for her role in the TV series, Scandal, is the latest cover star for Instyle magazine’s March 2020 issue.
Kerry who has graced the magazine several times issue was lensed by photographed by Sebastian Faena and styled by Law Roach as she talked about changing Hollywood, her production company and keeping her kids out of the public eye in an accompanying interview.
See excerpts below.
On working with men and women: “I’m doing a project with two co-producers who are black men, and it’s a different kind of safety. In a room full of women, I still have to translate my blackness, in a way,” she says. “In these rooms there is another kind of safety that comes from speaking to the same cultural, racial identity.”
On creating more opportunities for people of color: “Being No. 1 on the call sheet for a show as historic as Scandal, where the stakes were so high and meant possible opportunities for other actresses of color, that felt like a real test.”
On Scandal changing her role in the industry: “I would disappear into these different roles, and, you know, nobody was connecting that the woman from Save the Last Dance was the same woman from Ray who was the same person from The Last King of Scotland. They are totally different humans, and that was great for me. I got to really keep my life and not have it disrupted in a big way. That changed with the one-two punch of Scandal and Django Unchained.”
On keeping kids out of the public eye: “These are their lives. But it’s not about pulling a Rapunzel and hiding them away in a castle from the world— we don’t want to do that,” she says. “I think any parent would want to keep kids from a situation that causes them to feel scared. I don’t want them to be exploited, particularly in this social-media world.”
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