Washington Heights: Kerry Washington In 'Elle' (She Dishes On Playing Olivia Pope & Why Black Women Are Forced To Be Strong)

Washington Heights: Kerry Washington In ‘Elle’ (She Dishes On Playing Olivia Pope & Why Black Women Are Forced To Be Strong)

On playing the vulnerable damsel in distress:

“Look 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.”

  • KellyGreen

    F I E R C E!!!!!!

  • KellyGreen

    F I E R C E!!!

  • Love it….every shot is on point

  • CriticXtreme

    Here’s a spoiler alert. Black women should always be strong.