When The New York Times’ television critic Alessandra Stanley recently described Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman,” Kerry Washington’s lead character on the ABC drama was looped in by association.
But is Olivia Pope angry? “No,” Washington told VF Daily, at the launch party for a Scandal inspired clothing collection from The Limited Monday night. “She has anger like a lot of people have anger in their lives. Occasionally.”