Kerry Washington

  • Aired:  10/03/13
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"Scandal" star Kerry Washington wishes people in Washington D.C. would identify quite so strongly with people on her show. (5:35)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: WELCOME BACK, OUR

GUEST TONIGHT, THE STAR OFABC'S SCANDAL, NOW IN ITS

THIRD SEASON PLEASE WELCOMEKERRY WASHINGTON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE.

>> IT'S SO GOOD TO BE HERE.

I'M SUCH A FAN OF THIS SHOW.

>> Jon: WE'RE DELIGHTED.

YOUR FAMILY IS SO LOVELY, ITWAS TRULY, I MET YOUR DOG.

>> I LIVE IN NEW YORK, IHAVE BEEN HERE FOR DAYS, MY

PARENTS DON'T MEET MEANYWHERE TO DO ANYTHING,

THEY ONLY COME HERE FOR YOU.

>> Jon: OH.

>> THEY WERE LIKE YOU AREHERE, THAT'S NICE.

WHERE'S JON.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE MYPERMISSION.

YOU MAY LEAVE THEM HERE.

>> THEY BETTER BEHAVE.

>> Jon: NOT A PROBLEM ATALL.

IT IS SO NICE TO SEE YOU.

THIS SHOW, THE WORD JUICYCOMES TO MIND.

THERE IS MORE THAT HAPPENSON THIS SHOW IN A WEEK.

YOU KNOW SHONDA WHIMS VERYWELL.

>> I DO.

>> Jon: SHE IS SUCH AWONDERFUL WRITER.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE THE TERRIBLETHINGS GOING ON IN HER

BRAIN.

I ALWAYS WANT TO CALL HER UPAND GO ARE YOU

OKAY SHONDA.

>> I KEEP ASKING THE WRITERSWHAT DRUGS THEY ARE DOING IN

THE WRITERS ROOM, AND DOTHEY WANT TO SHARE, AND

DON'T STOP.

BECAUSE THE WRITING IS SOGOOD.

IT'S CRAZY.

WE THINK YOU ARE KIDDING ME.

AND THEY'RE NOT BACKINGDOWN IN THE THIRD SEASON.

I KIND OF THOUGHT WE'LL SLOWDOWN NOW A LITTLE BIT.

NO.

>> Jon: THERE'S PEOPLE -->> SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIED

SOME PEOPLE HATE EACH OTHER,THEN LOVE EACH OTHER AND

THEN THEY DIE AGAIN.

IT'S CRAZY.

>> Jon: IT'S CRAZY.

>> THEY GET PUT IN HOLES,THEN THEY KILL PEOPLE.

>> Jon: AND THEN THEY HAVESEX AGAIN.

>> YES.

IT'S ACTUALLY A REALLY FUNSHOW NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT

IT IN THAT FRAMEWORK.

>> Jon: IT'S REALLY FUN.

IT'S FUN TO WATCH.

BUT DO YOU-- DO PEOPLE FROMWASHINGTON.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: EVER CALL YOU ANDSAY YOU DON'T KNOW THE HALF

OF IT.

IS THERE EVER ANY SENSE THATTHEY FEEL LIKE YEAH, YOU

KNOW WHAT WE CALL THATEPISODE, A TUESDAY.

>> IT'S WHEN WE, THE CAST,TONY GOLDMAN WHO PLAYS THE

PRESIDENT ON THE SHOW, HEAND SHONDA AND I ALL WENT TO

THE WHITE HOUSECORRESPONDENT DINNER THIS

PAST SPRING AND PEOPLE ARELIKE, WE LOVE THE SHOW.

WE FEEL THE SHOW, THE SHOWIS US.

AND I THOUGHT THAT'S NOTGOOD.

IT'S AWESOME THAT YOU AREWATCHING BECAUSE YOU WATCH

MEANS I HAVE A JOB.

I DON'T LIKE THAT YOUIDENTIFY SO MUCH.

>> Jon: .

>> NOT THE WHITE HOUSETHOUGH, NOT THE WHITE HOUSE,

THE OTHER PEOPLE.

>> Jon: THE ADMINISTRATIONTHEY SEEM BUTTONED UP IN A

WAY -->> THERE'S NO SCANDAL THERE.

>> Jon: THEY HAVE NO FUN.

>> NO, THEY HAVE FUN BUTIT'S-- .

>> Jon: DID CLINTON EVERCOME OVER AND BE LIKE, I

LIKE THAT SHOW.

IS HE LIKE-- IS HE JUST -->> SEND ME A DVD.

>> HE LIKES THE SHOW, YEAH.

>> Jon: I COULD SEE THAT.

>> LISTEN, WE HAVE PEOPLEBOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE CAME

UP TO ME LOVING THE SHOW.

FORMER INTERNS AT THE WHITEHOUSE WERE LIKE WHO TOLD YOU

THAT.

>> Jon: WOW.

>> UH-HUH NOT THISADMINISTRATION, AGAIN.

>> Jon: DO MANY OF THEMTHINK LIKE THAT'S ABOUT ME

OR DO THEY PULL YOU OVER ANDSAY I KNOW WHAT THAT IS,

THEY TRY TO NAME THE PEOPLETHAT ARE --

>> THEY DO.

>> Jon: THAT THESE ARE BASEDON.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: .

>> Jon: BECAUSE THESE ARE-- SHEIS THE INSPIRATION.

>> I'M CAREFUL TO SAY SHE'S THEINSPIRATION, THE CHARACTER

IS NOT BASED ON HER BECAUSEJUDY DID WORK IN THE FIRST

BUSH WHITE HOUSE AND SHENEVER HAD AN AFFAIR WITH THE

FIRST GEORGE BUSH.

>> Jon: YES.

>> THAT DID NOT HAPPEN BUTTHE-- THE WORK LIFE OF-- BUT

THE WORK LIFE OF THECHARACTER IS VERY MUCH BASED

ON HER WORK.

AND SHE DOESN'T SHAREDETAILS LIKE SHE'S

REPRESENTED EVERYBODY FROMMONICA LEWINSKY TO MICHAEL

VICK THIS IS WHAT SHE DOES.

SHE MANAGES CRISIS.

SO SHE DOESN'T TELL USTHINGS ABOUT HER CLIENTS.

BUT THE WRITERS WILL COME UPWITH CRAZY IDEAS AND THEN

THEY SAY HOW WOULD YOU FIXIT.

AND THEN SHE COMES IN ANDHELPS THEM FIGURE OUT.

>> Jon: LET'S SAY A VICEPRESIDENT, I DON'T KNOW,

KILLS A GUY FOR HAVING SEXWITH SOMEBODY HE KNOWS, HAS

THAT EVER HAPPENED, WHERESHE HAS TO SIT THERE, LIKE

BLINK TWICE, THAT KIND OF THING

>> WELL, I-- .

>> Jon: HERE IS HOW I WOULDHYPOTHETICALLY FIX THAT.

>> TOTALLY, I DO ACONFERENCE CALL WITH HER FOR

EVERY EPISODE BECAUSE I WANTTO BRING AS MUCH REALITY TO

THE ROLL AS POSSIBLE.

I SAY HEY, WHERE YOU ARE.

AND SHE'S LIKE I CAN'T TELLYOU.

>> Jon: SUPER-- SUPERSECRET.

>> THAT MEANS YOU ARE INCOLOMBIA, I KNOW YOU ARE,

SHE IS LIKE I CAN'TANSWER THAT QUESTION.

>> Jon: IS IT ALWAYSCOLOMBIA?

>> NO.

>> Jon: IT'S NOT ALWAYSCOLOMBIA.

>> SOMETIMES IT'S ITS MIDDLEEAST, SOMETIMES IT'S OHIO,

YEAH.

OHIO IS-- .

>> Jon: IS THERE ANYTHINGYOU WANT TO GIVE AWAY FOR

THIS YEAR'S, ANY LIKE ALITTLE BIT OF A TEASER OR A

SPOILER, PERHAPS, OR MAYBETHE WHOLE PLOT, IS THERE

ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TOTELL US IN PARTICULAR.

IS THERE ANYTHING JUICY THATYOU ARE REALLY LOVING RIGHT

NOW?

>> I AM LOVING THAT FOR THEFIRST TIME WE'RE REALLY

GETTING A LOOK INTO MYCHARACTER'S BACK STORY.

AND HISTORY INTO HOW SHEBECAME OLIVIA POPE.

AND I USED TO THINK LIKE WOW,SHE IS A REALLY TOREMENTED

PERSON.

AND NOW WITH ALL THAT I KNOWABOUT HER PAST I THINK THIS

WOMAN SHOULD BE LIKE A DRUGADDICT IN PRISON.

HOW IS SHE SO POWERFUL ANDSUCCESSFUL.

>> Jon: DRUG ADDICT INPRISON, SEASON FOUR.

>> SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER.

>> Jon: THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR BEING HERE.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: IT IS A DELIGHT.

THANKS FOR BRINGING YOURFAMILY.

SCANDAL, THURSDAY NIGHT

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