Kerry Washington is providing us with a nostalgic experience! The renowned author of Thicker Than Water, aged 46, recently took a stroll down memory lane in a video that was shared on social media, featuring Tony Goldwyn. Both actors had the privilege of portraying on-screen love interests in the immensely popular ABC drama series, Scandal, which aired from 2012 to 2018.
Within the series, Washington assumed the role of Olivia Pope, the director of a crisis management firm, while Goldwyn, aged 63, portrayed President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Thomas Grant III. Given that Fitz was married to Melody "Mellie" Grant, the relationship between Fitz and Olivia became a complex and captivating love story that was adored by fans.
Alluding to their emblematic personas
Although more than five years have passed since the conclusion of the series, the two actors made a nostalgic reference to their iconic characters in the video clip. The footage depicts Washington gracefully walking down a corridor and pausing to knock on a door, which is promptly opened by Goldwyn.
Upon seeing each other, the two exchange greetings before engaging in a profound gaze. Washington then breaks the tension with laughter and proceeds to embrace Goldwyn warmly. Throughout the seven-season series, their characters frequently exchanged greetings before reuniting during crucial moments.
Individuals were previously reunited
One such moment occurred during the inaugural season when Fitz defied the Secret Service's wishes and departed from the White House, ultimately appearing at Olivia's apartment. The two individuals were previously reunited to present the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series to Succession at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
This reunion, which occurred on Wednesday, was particularly noteworthy as it coincided with the latest stop on Washington's memoir tour. Washington has been actively engaged in promoting her memoir, Thicker Than Water, which she has described as her most deeply personal undertaking.
Promoting a more profound sense of empathy
In her own words, the author expresses that crafting a memoir is undeniably the most profoundly personal endeavour she has ever embarked upon. She earnestly desires that readers will embrace it with receptive hearts and that it will provide fresh revelations and viewpoints, while simultaneously nurturing a greater sense of empathy for both oneself and others.
The memoir delves into various facets of Washington's personal life, encompassing her deliberation to undergo an abortion during her twenties and the revelation that her biological father differs from her presumed father, Earl Washington.