Why Kerry Washington Still Feels Like A Newlywed
John Shearer

Kerry Washington sat down with Glamour to talk about her activism work and balancing a career with raising a young family.

The 40-year-old had her second child last October and quickly jumped back into promotion for the sixth season of Scandal. Then boom, like lightening, Donald Trump won the presidency and the actress that was a huge supporter of President Obama went into action.

She became a national organizer for the Women’s March on Washington and ever since she’s been outspoken about her concern for current politics.

“We have to pace ourselves,” she told the magazine about balancing it all.

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“That’s a big theme for me these days. I have to pace myself for this political moment. Pace myself for my relationship with my family. Pace myself in my career to get through the rest of the season with a new child and a toddler. It is about slowing down, but it’s also about being present. Not rushing ahead or being stuck in yesterday.”

She also revealed what turning 40 has been like for her, having a 3-year-old and 7-month-old.

“Life is just getting better. For me, 40 feels like a beginning. I’m in the middle of so much new—with this career, the kids, and I’m still sort of a newlywed. I’m excited to be at this stage in life.”

Kerry’s next film will being voicing the character of Natalie in Pixar’s Cars 3


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