I fell in love with Kerry Washington years ago when she played Chenille in the infamous movie (still one of my absolute favorites, as corny as it is to watch years later) “Save the Last Dance” – Who else LOVES this movie? I feel like it was one of the coolest movies around for awhile, no? Or was that just me? Remember the drama with her and Nikki in the club? Nikki was straight up hating, and Chenille was the cool friend defending Sara. I could literally go on and on with this movie, but I digress. Kerry is also well known for her role alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie “Ray” and the award winning film “The Last King Of Scotland”
There is just something about the innocence in Kerry Washington’s face that made me so eager to know more about her. Kerry is originally from the Bronx, and actually grew up in the same neighbourhood as Jennifer Lopez (crazy, huh?) Kerry’s style is definitely up my alley. She’s no stranger to the red-carpet or the best dressed list, with some of my favorite looks being at the Oscar’s ’13 in Miu Miu, and more recently the Met Gala just a few days ago in custom Vera Wang.
Currently starring in the HIT political drama series “Scandal” as Olivia Pope, and proud owner of an Oscar for best supporting actress in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained” – this girl is living out her dreams, and is an ultimate inspiration for not just actresses, but all women to shoot for the stars, to be kind and positive, and of course to work hard. Kerry Washington’s newest film “Peeples”, a comedy, is set to release this Friday.May.10th alongside her co-star Craig Robinson.
In the June issue of Elle hitting shelves on May.21st) Kerry opens up about settling into being the star she’s always dreamed of being. With a grain of salt, she remains humble and admits that when she as a girl, she was the “kooky theater kid, silly, goofy and academic” and she claims that she feels like “the luckiest broad in Hollywood right now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.”
In this issue, Kerry is rocking some beautiful pieces by Tom Ford, Balmain, Giambattista Valli, and Giorgio Armani. I cannot wait to pick it up. Are you a fan of Kerry Washington? Let me know what you think of the issue!