Kerry Washington Looks Elegant For Essence Magazine, Talks About Playing Olivia Pope

Kerry Washington looks stunning in black and white on the May 2018 cover of Essence Magazine, wearing a one-shoulder dress for the image. 

For the accompanying shoot photographed by Kwaku Alston, the 41-year-old ‘Scandal’ star poses in elegant looks in the designs of Johanna Ortiz, Balmain, Jennifer Fisher and more.

In her interview, Kerry talks about what she learned from playing Olivia Pope.

I feel like whenever I play a character, I feel she comes into my life to teach me something. I’ve never had the privilege of playing a character for this long, but of the many things Olivia Pope has given me is this sense that anything’s possible, that there’s always a way through.”

See more photos of the editorial below. 

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