Kerry Washington on Her Broadway Debut and 'Race'

These days you don't expect to see actress Kerry Washington in a romantic comedy. On top of putting in tons of legwork to elect President Barack Obama during the 2008 election, the Bronx-bred stunner has lately shown a penchant for meatier, socially-conscious roles, which has earned her political chops on- and off-screen. She's currently starring in her first Broadway production, aptly titled "Race" in which she plays a lawyer who has to defend a White client accused of assaulting a Black woman. Kerry spoke with ESSENCE.com about her Broadway debut, choosing roles that challenge her and the difference between a theater and movie audience. Read More: Kerry Washington is ESSENCE.com's 'Girl Crush.'It's Broadway, BabyMichelle Williams is packed and ready for Broadway
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