179 posts tagged scandal abc quotes
- Olivia Pope (newspaper clipping from “Vermont is For Lovers, Too.”)
Think back to how she saved Lindsay Dwyer (re: Defiance) and made her “Quinn Perkins.” Think back to how she saved Huck from that subway platform. Think back to all the epic case of the week from season 1. Think back to all the folks she let crash BOTH at OPA and her apartment. Olivia Pope fixes clients, people, and problems.
(Photo H/T: @ScandalProps)
Sound Off Gladiators!
Don’t sell the house. Not yet.
"You’re way better at picking out hookers than you are china patterns."
Cyrus (Jeff Perry), commending Mellie’s knack for finding a “sweet, innocent… whore” call girl for Daniel Douglas
get to know me meme: 4/5 favorite female characters
» olivia pope, scandal
"I am not a toy that you can play with when you’re bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me."
"It’s his impulse to save, protect and love her.” (Tony Goldwyn)
There’s something my grandmother used to do whenever I’d start dating someone; I would tell her his name and then she would say ‘Oh, what part of town does he live in?’. That was her way of asking if my boyfriend was white. Oh yeah, my grandmother was an out-and-out racist. So I know what prejudice looks like.
We got Pope’d, sir.
Ouch. Pretty sure Olivia Pope just got Olivia Pope-ed.
Glamour Magazine Names Kerry Washington - “The Gladiator” for their annual Woman of the Year issue!
Kerry Washington: The Gladiator
Kerry Washington is a Woman of the Year because… “Her rare combination of talent, humility, strength, and selflessness defies limits. She is a gift to us all, and I’m proud to call her my friend.”
—Alicia Keys, singer and 2004 Woman of the Year
First Lady Michelle Obama put it best: “There’s no bigger star right now than Kerry.” And it’s true. With her hit TV drama, Scandal, Washington has ignited our Thursday nights and given us major watercooler talking points on Friday mornings. This year she made history as the first African American actress in almost two decades to be nominated for an Emmy for a leading dramatic role on network TV. The 36-year-old—previously known for powerhouse supporting parts in movies like Ray and Django Unchained—has also become a style icon, winning unanimous perfect 10s from red-carpet judges. And Washington has earned White House credentials as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. “She’s the real thing,” Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes tells Glamour. “Kerry is brilliant, genuine, wildly talented, emotionally strong, truly kind, and incredibly hardworking.” As Washington, D.C., crisis-management expert and self-described “gladiator” Olivia Pope—an Armani-suited fixer who needs some serious fixing herself— Washington has become one of the most beloved actresses in America.
So how does she use her newfound influence? To talk about the issues close to her heart, like arts education and violence against women, says her friend, playwright Eve Ensler, who describes Washington as a “passionate social activist.” Says Washington, rat-a-tat-tatting Olivia Pope-style: “Just because I’m an actress doesn’t mean I have to give up my political voice.” As the daughter of a college professor, she grew up talking issues. “It’s a reality that in this country, we still don’t pay women what we pay men, and we don’t pay people of color what we pay white people,” she says. “It’s important for people to think about that.”
The woman is good for America’s brains. After appearing on Glamour’s October 2013 cover, Washington inspired letters from readers describing her as “the epitome of intelligence,” “powerful,” and “badass.” To that last one, we say: Right on. “My role in Scandal teaches women that you don’t have to be an accessory,” she says. “You can be the lead in your own life.” Washington’s personal heroes have shown her how. “I’m walking a path forged by women I’m completely indebted to,” she says, citing good friend Eva Longoria and Judy Smith, the real-life consultant Olivia Pope is based on. “That’s the way it works,” says Washington. “As someone blazes a trail for us, we pay it forward. It’s a very cool ripple effect.”
I find #MouthyMellie to be HILARIOUS! Nicely done, George!
The most chilling of statements.
Yeah, my heart broke for her when she said that.
Yeah, that says a lot about how she was raised and what the expectations were. She was raised to be “good”.
No wonder she can’t get rid of that damn hat, even when the person who taught her to wear it is as shady as shit.
Yep. And much like Fitz when having to deal with his father, she reverts back to twelve when even thinking about that dude.