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‘SCANDAL’S ALMOST SCANDALOUS CASTING

April 15, 2017

Scandal just had its 100th episode, but this original casting of Olivia Pope is more scandalous than all of those episodes!

It’s near impossible to imagine anyone but Olivia Pope as Kerry Washington, but before she grabbed that red wine and popcorn, there was another actress in the running.

Connie Britton was originally the sought after actress! Now, Olivia Pope is based on Judy Smith.

But don’t worry, when the show was picked up, Shonda Rhimes set the record straight.

“When the show got picked up [to pilot], I got a phone call from somebody who said, ‘This would be the perfect show for Connie Britton.’ I said, ‘It would be, except Olivia Pope is black.’”

Basically, Shonda Rhimes had her own “It’s Handled” moment and we love it.

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