‘SCANDAL’S ALMOST SCANDALOUS CASTINGApril 15, 2017
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.
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.