As women of all races, we are being taught to be strong, but for Black women it has never been a luxury to not be anything else but that. To be able to go beyond the idea of just being strong but to also be a human being, now that’s an accomplishment. My character Olivia Pope gets to be complex, insecure, and to not be a love interest for once, but to have a love interest.
~ Kerry Washington to JET Magazine, October 29th edition, on Olivia Pope. (via scandalmoments)