Tuesday, January 31, 2017

KERRY WASHINGTON ON LIFE, LOVE, AND ANITA HILL

Feeling Rebloggy

For five seasons on Scandal, Kerry Washington has stockpiled TV megastardom. Now she's using it to power her most political project to date, Confirmation, the HBO film she not only stars in—as Anita Hill—but also executive produced.
In 1991, Anita Hill, a 35-year-old law professor at the University of Oklahoma, appeared at the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.  At the time, Kerry Washington was just 14 years old. But like everyone else, Washington was transfixed by the two days that followed, in which Hill calmly recounted in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee the sexual harassment she claimed to have experienced while working for Thomas a decade prior at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In the April issue of ELLE, Washington talks about everything from how she's handling motherhood to why she feels it's important to create work for herself instead of putting her artistic destiny in someone else's hands to the reason Anita Hill's story matters today...

~ ELLE.COM