'Scandal's' Kerry Washington on becoming a series star: 'I didn't know that was possible'


"It's crazy, but it's very exciting."That's how Kerry Washington sums up her move from movie work into weekly TV. She had recurring roles on "Boston Legal" and "100 Centre Street," but the actress -- known for such films as "Ray," the Oscar-winning "The Last King of Scotland" and the just-opened "A Thousand Words" -- becomes a first-time series star in "Scandal," the new ABC drama from "Grey's Anatomy" mentor Shonda Rhimes that premieres Thursday, April 5."For somebody who likes to work hard, I feel like I'm being used at full capacity," Washington tells Zap2it about playing crisis-management expert Olivia Pope, who handles a scandal involving her former boss, the President of the United States (actor-director Tony Goldwyn)."It's just so much fun to work at that level. I remember talking to my mom about it one day, and her saying, 'I don't get it. You do 18-hour days on movies. This is not new to you.'...



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