Kerry Washington: Filming while pregnant is a challenge


Kerry Washington is expecting her first child, but since her Scandal character Olivia Pope is not pregnant, filming the TV show was quite a challenge for the actress.

“I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person Olivia Pope with the personal transformation that’s going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn’t been easy,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.

“It’s been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It’s definitely been complicated to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.”


Kerry also says she’s proud to be a part of a cast who has supported her and helped her conceal her baby bump throughout the past season.

“I’m just grateful for how hard everybody has worked to maintain the authenticity of this character in this world,” she said. “I’m grateful to costume designer Lyn Paolo and all our producers. … I feel very grateful that we have such an amazing team that was able to protect the character within the context of what the actress was going through.”

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4 responses to “Kerry Washington: Filming while pregnant is a challenge”

  1. Arlanda says:

    They did a decent job of it. However, in that pic, I can definitely tell she’s “packing something.” Hehe ☺ Congrats to her with the success of the show, and her new family! She seems like a very sweet woman. Hoping she’ll go very far in the biz!

  2. Urias says:

    I love Kerry Washington, she is amazing, both as a personality and as an actress. I can’t wait to see that movie where she will show her baby bump, or better said where she will hide it. Right now I am in the same position and I am trying not to show it off at work, as I don’t want people to speak about it, and to make me show some emotions that I don’t feel like showing , or in general don’t have. I hate faking emotions in front of people and simply everything that has to do with lies, it is against my nature. I guess if her costumes are so great at hiding I will even order a few of the same kind. Anyways for Kerry it is much easier she has the support of her working team, but I am wondering why she always present is at all kind of ceremonies, or even the paparazzi are spotting her alone? Where is her husband when he is needed by her so much? Maybe their wedding is not very real, because I cannot believe that a normal person after catching such a wonderful woman as Kerry would ever wish to let her go.

  3. Kate says:

    Awe wow, now I respect Kerry Washington even more than I did before, I was pregnant twice in my life, the first pregnancy was not easy as I was feeling dizzy on the constant basis and it was all the time hard for me to move, though I didn’t gain too much overweight, but I was feeling myself so huge and heavy, and all the time had the thought that everyone around me are pointing with their finger at me and are saying how huge and fat I am. Second pregnancy was different as I felt myself awesome and happy. So I am wondering , hmm how is Kerry feeling, I am sure that probably not that well as she is trying to show, but still she is doing a very good job, by staying in shape and keep working.

  4. Jess says:

    Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde are the actresses that I respect most of all, due to their personality and the ability to keep a decent behavior within the Hollywood frames. Usually young and popular actresses are acting in a completely different way, they start doing all kind of crazy things and finish up with drugs or abusing alcohol, so I am glad those two girls never disappointed me, and hopefully they will keep being same kind of personalities. Well at least this is what I would love to see. And I think it is amazing the fact that both of my favorite actresses got pregnant practically at the same time.