“Scandal” star Kerry Washington had to hide her growing baby bump during the filming of the show and is now opening up about the decision to conceal her pregnancy.
She said, “I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person with the personal transformation that’s going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character.”
She went on to say, “That hasn’t been easy. It’s been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It’s definitely been complicated, to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.”
Of course, she did have some help in the show’s costume designer Lyn Paolo and Shonda Rhimes. She said, “I’m just grateful for how hard everybody has worked to maintain the authenticity of this character in this world. I’m grateful to Lyn Paolo and all our producers.”
With regard to the showrunners ever incorporating the pregnancy into the plot, she added, “The decision of whether or not a character would be on a similar journey, I had nothing to do with that decision. I trust Shonda with all things. I feel very grateful that we have such an amazing team that was able to protect the character within the context of what the actress was going through.”
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Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 9:09am
Filed under Kerri Washington
Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology last year and has quite publicly shamed the “religion” for its shifty ways and hypocritical ideals. Most recently, she spoke to BuzzFeed about her history with the church – which started in childhood – and her reason for leaving, which was to protect her own daughter.
“We had a chance to make a change from within, but they didn’t want to,” Remini said. “That showed me they didn’t actually care, which went against everything I thought we stood for. They only cared that their lives would be disrupted if they stood with me. They didn’t care about doing the right thing. That showed me everything the Church taught me was a lie.”
“In the Church, you’re taught that everybody is lost,” Remini explained. “They say they’re loving, caring, non-judgmental people, but secretly, they were judging the world for not believing what they believed. To me, that is not a spiritual person. That’s a judgmental person and that is the person that I was. I was a hypocrite, and the worst thing you can be in this world is a hypocrite.”
The Church of Scientology wasn’t taking that kind of attack lying down, however, and have issued their own statement in response:
“It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses.”
Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
Filed under Leah Remini
Katharine McPhee is getting into some romantic hot water!
The married Smash star has been photographed kissing and cuddling a director for the canceled show, Michael Morris, who is 47 and ALSO married to Welcome to the Family actress Mary McCormack. Oh yeah, and they have three young daughters together…Yikes.
McPhee, 29, is married to Nick Cokas, who is also her manager. A source close to McPhee tells PEOPLE, “She and her husband are separated for over six months, since early this year. They haven’t been living together.”
An agent for Morris and a rep for McCormack both declined to comment. According to TMZ, who first posted the kissing photo, McPhee and Morris were holding hands and cuddling each other before the kiss was photographed.
NO COMMENTS, lots of KISSING! Sounds complicated…
Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 3:15pm
Filed under Katharine McPhee
Robert Pattinson is looking for a new start!
The Twilight Star is selling his Los Feliz estate in Los Angeles…you know, the one where he lived with ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart? Yeah, that one. It has officially been listed for $6.75 million….and you can check out some pretty stunning pics HERE!
The actor purchased the property in September 2011 from basketball legend Kareem-Abdul Jabbar for $6,275,000…and is trying to unload the places for just a “touch” more. An insider confirmed to Us Weekly in August 2012 that Pattinson was going to sell the place, because there were “too many memories.” Aww!
The private, gated estate sits on a 1.5 acre lot, Us reports, and has a private screening room, garden, 3 bedrooms, a huge outdoor patio and state of the art EVERYTHING. It’s in the Hacienda style, with breathtaking views of LALA land.
I’d buy it, if I could afford the thing!
Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 6:18pm
Filed under Robert Pattinson
Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones has some brave things to say about famous women showing skin…and took to twitter to preach some TRUTH!
Rashida, 37, said on twitter (via US):
“This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular,” the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton wrote, along with a hashtag imploring her fellow stars to “stop acting like whores.”
Then she said more about her tweet…
“Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies…BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm’…” the Harvard grad explained. “There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination.”
Then, in a sarcastic aside, she quipped: “Also, calling on all men to show me dat ass.”
I LOVE Rashida Jones, but I don’t quite agree that twitter was the correct platform to voice these kinds of views. Do you think it was brave or annoying that she was calling out her fellow actresses? THOUGHTS?!
Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 5:17pm
Filed under Rashida Jones