Kerry Washington: Hiding My Baby Bump on Scandal Was Challenging

Kerry Washington at the 2014 BET Awards

Kerry Washington admits it was difficult to conceal her pregnancy while shooting scenes for Scandal last season. 

“All of last season was a challenge for me, on a few levels,” Washington told The Hollywood Reporter. “For one thing, I was going through this amazing physical transition, this physical journey of having a baby, that my character was not going through. And I work very physically. What I do is often grounded in the body.”

The actress says she had to figure out to keep her character’s characteristics authentic despite her body changing. 

“That meant I had to figure out how to be this woman while my instrument was changing and evolving every day,” she said. “It was like seeing the keys on a piano jump around on a daily basis. It was tough for me to even maintain Olivia’s walk because of the changes.”

Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed their daughter, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, on April 21, in Los Angeles.

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