Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, an ambitious public relations consultant who specializes in cleaning up political scandals.
Washington’s character is partly based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide, Judy Smith, who is African-American.
Though she excels in her professional life, Pope’s (Kerry Washington) personal life is in shambles.
Columbus Short plays Harrison Wright, a litigator in Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) firm.
Pope (Kerry Washington) is known as a tough-talking Washington D.C.-insider.
SCANDAL – “Dirty Little Secrets”
Pope (Kerry Washington) meets with a politician looking to clean up his image after a scandal.