Khandi Alexander a.k.a. Mama Pope stopped by The Queen Latifah Show to chop it up with her about snagging her role on Scandal. During her visit, she dished on being a fan of the show before joining, her love for the bloody, gory scenes and keeping her role as Mama Pope a secret from family, friends and even her man.
On keeping her role as Mama Pope a secret:
I couldn’t tell anyone. I couldn’t tell my manager or my agent. I couldn’t tell my man or my friends. I couldn’t tell anyone.
On why they keep the secrets of “Scandal”:
Because we love the fans and we want them to be as excited as we were when we heard it the first time.
On being a fan of the show before becoming apart of the cast:
I was a fan of the show before I joined it. So, you know, for them to ask me to come okay with them and have them tell me “by the way you’re gonna be Mama Pope don’t tell anybody.” I was like whaaaaaaat?!?
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