Photos: Kerry Washington graces the April Cover of Marie Claire Magazine! ‘I didn’t grow up thinking I was pretty’
Talented actress ‘Kerry Washington‘ graces the front cover of Marie Claire Magazine’s April edition, with an accompanying article by ‘Girls’ creator and writer ‘Lena Dunham‘.
Despite being universally adored as a glamorous actress and style icon, Kerry Washington revealed that she had not always felt that that way.
On her thoughts on being a pretty girl:
“I didn’t grow up thinking I was pretty; there was always a prettier girl than me,” Washington told Dunham.
“So I learned to be smart and tried to be funny and develop the inside of me, because I felt like that’s what I had,” Washington added.
On working with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes:
“I’m very respectful of Shonda’s vision of who Olivia [Pope] is, but she has said that she is informed by the choices I make. If we were waltzing, she’s definitely leading. And she picked the song, and she probably dressed us, but it is a waltz.”
On Privacy during Earlier Career Years:
“Earlier in my career, I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn’t have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they’re in and you don’t get to say, ‘Oh, I want this for myself.’”
On her dreams for her baby girl, Isabelle:
“I just want [Isabelle] to know that she’s heard. Really heard, because I feel like that is what we all really want,” she says. “When I think about any of the missteps in my life that I’ve made, all of which I’m grateful for, it’s because I just so wanted to be truly seen and heard for who I am and was afraid I wasn’t or wouldn’t be. I see you, I hear you, I’m with you as you are.”
“I just put myself in a boot camp of figuring it out—and realized that I really loved it. I guess because I came to it later in life, I realized, ‘Oh, going to a fashion show is like going to the opening of Degas at the Met or going to see Swan Lake.’”