Happy 42nd Birthday, Scott Foley!!! ( July 15, 1972)
Scandal is officially coming back September 25th with a 22-episode Season 4. For some (us!) that feels like an eternity. Luckily, the chaps over at anglophenia understand our pain and have pointed out a few binge-worthy alternatives that happen to also pair nicely with a big glass of red wine.
I’m here for anything that recommends State of Play; one of the best TV dramas ever IMHO.
Featured Lead Actress, Drama Series nominee #fanart:
Kerry Washington (scandalabc) in ballpoint pen, by @Cosette_Yo
THANK YOU, Sarah/Cosette! :)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Clare Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
2014 TIME 100 Most Influential People: The Artists
Occasionally in American pop culture, an icon emerges who captivates us and provides a vivid snapshot of who we are and the changing times in which we live. In her role as Olivia Pope, Scandal’s unflappable political fixer, Kerry Washington has used her grace and vibrant magnetism to transcend age, race and gender, and to provide a new mainstream media lens through which to view modern womanhood and professional excellence.
Setting aside the “scandalous” melodrama necessary to sustain a fictional series so titled, Kerry has offered up a fresh new archetype for what it means to lead while combining courage and compassion, strength and vulnerability, passion, steely discipline and unfailing loyalty. It is a role that makes full use of her distinctive talent for drawing in audiences with such authenticity that we often forget she is acting.
Kerry’s work with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities since 2009 is also a source of deep inspiration, using arts education to close achievement gaps and ignite passion among young people.
In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as “gladiators” for the causes in which they believe.
written by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration
Olivia & Jake + Olivia worrying & caring about Jake
Scott Foley on The Talk (6.3.14)
At the end of the season, Jake and Olivia run away together. They’re on a plane and they’re flying off into the sunset… Do you know anything? What do you want to have happen?