Kerry Washington covers PARADE Magazine and revealed the psychological toll filming Django Unchained took on her.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington had made a career of playing very complicated and challenging women on-screen. And in the latest issue of PARADE, Kerry, who’ll soon hit the big screen in Peeples (May 10th), sat down to talk about the physical and emotional toll that playing Broomhilda in Django Unchained took on her. She told the magazine,
“I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story.”
She also commented on the history she’s making as Olivia Pope on “Scandal”, as the Black female-lead in a primetime series.
‘I didn’t realize…when I was auditioning for the role. I knew that in my lifetime I’d never seen it. But it didn’t compute to me that I’d be making history. I just fell in love with the character.’
Check out some video footage from her gorgeous cover shoot and interview below: