The polt twists on Scandal have everyone on edge. Even Kerry Washington.

In an interview for Adweek, the Scandal star shared that showrunner and creator Shonda Rhimes rarely give her a heads up when something’s about to go down. “There are occasional moments when she’ll give me a hint about something that’s coming, but it’s very, very rare,” said Kerry.

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So, the kidnapping, the abortion, Olivia’s mom coming back from the dead?! Kerry had no idea about any of it and she doesn’t mind. She’s happy to let Shonda be in control of Olivia’s fate.

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“I’ve never sought to be a producer on the show. It’s not something that I felt was necessary. Shonda and the writers are in control of that, and I show up and try to bring it to life.”

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