Kerry Washington is sitting pretty as the April 2015 cover star of Marie Claire magazine. With a hit show and clothing line with 'The Limited' under her belt, she has a lot to smile about which includes motherhood. On the cover shot by Tesh, Kerry looks beautiful in a BALENCIAGA SPRING 2015 white long sleeve beaded crop top and black trousers.
Grey smokey eyes and layered curly tresses completed her beautiful look. Lena Dunham who will be appearing on Kerry's hit show 'Scandal' on the 19th, interviewed the actress for her feature. In the issue, she talks about her privacy, fashion, growing up, her character 'Olivia Pope' and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Kerry's interview and be sure to pick up a copy on newsstand on March 24th. Go to MaireClaire.com for more details.
On her privacy:
"Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn't have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they're in and you don't get to say, 'Oh, I want this for myself.'"
On collaborating with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes:
"I'm very respectful of Shonda's vision of who Olivia [Pope] is, but she has said that she is informed by the choices I make. If we were waltzing, she's definitely leading. And she picked the song, and she probably dressed us, but it is a waltz."
"I just put myself in a boot camp of figuring it out—and realized that I really loved it. I guess because I came to it later in life, I realized, 'Oh, going to a fashion show is like going to the opening of Degas at the Met or going to see Swan Lake.'"
On growing up:
"I didn't grow up thinking I was pretty; there was always a prettier girl than me. So I learned to be smart and tried to be funny and develop the inside of me, because I felt like that's what I had."
"I just want [daughter Isabelle] to know that she's heard. Really heard, because I feel like that is what we all really want. When I think about any of the missteps in my life that I've made, all of which I'm grateful for, it's because I just so wanted to be truly seen and heard for who I am and was afraid I wasn't or wouldn't be. I see you, I hear you, I'm with you as you are."
On Olivia Pope:
"I don't think I consciously say, 'What would Olivia Pope do?' but there's a new thread of belief in my own capacity that I think comes from her. She makes it happen. She figures it out. She fixes it."
Photos: Maire Claire