"We live in a society where we kind of want to decide that one woman has to be right and the other has to be wrong. Or that one woman is good and the other woman is bad. And I think, you know, there’s room in this world for more than one fabulously dressed, powerful, smart, sophisticated, complicated woman at the table. There certainly is room for that in our show and I think that’s true in life as well. There doesn’t have to only be one woman. Life is not that limited. There’s not like if Bellamy gets a piece of the pie, I don’t get to have pie. There’s pie for everybody."
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“Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.” [x]
It’s easy to see it on the simplistic terms of ‘Broomhilda has no power and Olivia’s totally empowered,’ right? You see them on these opposite ends of the spectrum of history in terms of slavery. But they’re both such strong women in different ways and in some ways, here Olivia Pope is, a woman who cannot get her personal life together and is in violation of the institution of marriage. And here is Broomhilda who lives in a time when black people can’t even legally be married, and she so believes in the sacred institution of marriage that she is waiting and believing in her love and in her humanity and her husband’s humanity and in their relationship that she waits for him and she longs for him and she believes in that. So it’s not as easy as it looks on the outside, it’s also like in some ways Broomhilda is much stronger than Olivia when it comes to interpersonal, loving relationship. - Kerry Washington [x]
January 31, 1977
Kerry Washington || 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
2 days post ep and i am still processing. what i know for sure:
- this remington shit is a rabbit hole that’s just going to keep growing
- liv is slowly becoming an alcoholic
- her backstory = just as fucked up + more fucked up than [i imagined] > fitz’s self-importance x fitz in general
- yes that’s an equation, it now requires mathematical computation for me to decipher shonda’s brain
- maya lewis is alive.
what i don’t know for sure: if my emotions can handle the rest of this season.
casts i’m ridiculously excited about ; scandal
joe morton as eli pope / rowan pope / command
khandi alexander as maya lewis
kerry washington as olivia pope
CT: Well, of course, I was familiar with Kerry’s work, “The Last King of Scotland” and “Ray,” which tore me to pieces. But I really got to know her when I was honored with the Spingarn Medal by the N.A.A.C.P. I was concerned about who would present it to me. So I went down the whole list of talented and socially conscious young ladies I had known over the years. And someone I am very close to said, “Ask Kerry.” And the next thing I know, Kerry is giving me one of the most incredible introductions I have had in my entire career. I sat there with my mouth wide open because it was so clear that she had done her homework. Ever since then, Kerry has been in my pocket.
KW: It’s where I love to live, in Miss Tyson’s pocket.
And I must say congratulations to this woman, that I feel is a gift to all of us. She’s brilliantly talented. She’s very lovely and tonight she better get this award. It’s Miss Kerry Washington. Thank you, Miss Carroll, that means everything coming from you.