Kerry Washington, who’ll be honored at ESSENCE Magazine’s “Black Women In Hollywood” luncheon this month, covers the latest issue of the magazine. Inside, she dishes on being a Black actress in Hollywood and how things are changing.
“I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing. We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now…”
And Kerry’s also making history. As the star of “Scandal” Kerry will become the only Black actress to lead a drama based on a real-life black woman, high-profile crisis management adviser Judy Smith.
Sounds exciting. Congrats Kerry!