Kerry Washington is having a stellar year! With the highly anticipated third season of her hit show “Scandal” set to premiere next month, Washington has found herself on several magazine covers including Vanity Fair. Most recently, the gladiator-in-a-suit, is featured on the October issue of Glamour magazine. In the issue, Washington, who secretly married professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha, explains why she’s keeping her private life private.
Check out some highlights from her interview below:
On her marriage and private life:
I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow]. But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.’ So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’
I don’t want to sound smug about it…but the point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.
On her wedding:
Absolutely! I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.
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On fashion and the red carpet:
It started out as, like, Good-Student Kerry. OK, I’m going to admit this: There were a couple of actresses whom I felt were having the upper hand careerwise—because they knew how to work that red carpet. I was like, ‘I’m missing a really important tool. If I am the CEO of the Kerry Washington Corporation, my marketing department is really lax.’ So I sort of developed a new character: Red-Carpet Kerry.
And I researched her like any other character. I actually called Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s a good friend, and literally asked, ‘How do you pronounce Hermès?’ Red-Carpet Kerry needed to know.
Read Washington’s full interview when the issue hits newsstands on September 10th.