Inside the issue, Kerry dishes on her Scandal character Olivia Pope and the recent role she played as a slave, Broomhilda, in Django Unchained and how the two characters a connection as well as relate to her personal life.
Kerry on Olivia Pope:
“In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman…But in [Olivia’s] personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that…I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television.”
Kerry on Broomhilda and characters connection:
“[Olivia] is the answer to Broomhilda’s prayers…I’m grateful that these two women on opposite ends of history, on opposite ends of their experience, both strong women but in such different ways, can exist at the same time.”
The EBONY Scandal issue hits newsstands Feb. 5.