Kerry Washington has been a girl crush of mine since Save The Last Dance (am I telling my age, lol). Her career has reached new heights with her starring role on ABC's political soap opera, Scandal, and her upcoming role in Quentino Tarantino's Django Unchained. She spoke to Elle about her current career high.
My favorite outtake from the interview was regarding her character in Django Unchained, who is not the typical Tarantino heroine but rather waits for her husband to rescue her. “Look," she explains, "I can see how it’s not particularly feminist to play the princess in the tower, waiting to be saved but as a black woman—we’ve never been afforded that luxury. There was no man coming to save you; it wasn’t part of the story. In some ways, this telling is a statement of empowerment.” This gorgeous, politically active, George Washington University graduate never ceases to amaze me. Check out the rest of her interview here.
Always the fashionista, Kerry rocked a new mod look with a sleek ponytail for the photoshoot. This woman can pull of anything. What do you think?