Kerry Washington snags her seventh cover of the year following her Ebony (March 2013), Elle (June 2013), Vanity Fair (August 2013), Glamour (October 2013), Flare (October 2013) and Essence (November 2013) covers, now appearing on the cover of the December/January issue of Lucky magazine.
Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the ‘Scandal’ actress looks radiant and incredibly happy wearing a Christian Dior Resort 2014 frock.
While much ado has been made about the cover and the excessive photoshopping of the beloved star, Kerry herself appears to have no issues with it, proudly making it her avatar for her twitter account.
In the mag she talks about the dangers of the media, living low-key and working in Hollywood.
Here are some extracts from the mag, which hits newsstands November 19.
On the dangers of the media: “Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show. I know that I am not going to look like [‘Scandal’ character] Olivia when I wake up and go to the bathroom at 4 o’clock in the morning. On the set, it’s somebody’s job to follow me around all day with spackle.”
On living low-key: “I can run into Madewell and J.Crew and be good for a few months. I’m not a formal person. I have a lot of jeans. And I have tons of sneakers, whether they’re the custom Nikes that you can make online or the Isabel Marant wedges. That’s the Bronx in me, for sure.”
On working in Hollywood: “It’s a miracle to even work in this industry. I didn’t become an actress to be on the cover of magazines. That was always a little scary to me. What I love about acting is the craft of becoming different people and telling a story.”
On keeping it real: “People always come up to me and say, ‘Oh, I want Olivia’s closet,’ and I’m like, ‘Me too!’ Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show.”