PHOTO: 'Scandal' Stars Get Steamy in Bonus Portrait From Entertainment Weekly

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Check out a bonus photo from Entertainment Weekly's cover shoot with Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn. 

Charlene Cooper Apr, 03, 2013

Ready for tonight’s new episode of Scandal? Get in the mood with this exclusive portrait of stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn, a bonus photo from this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story.

The steamy affair between Olivia Pope (Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Goldwyn) captured in the magazine’s spread is the same romance that continues to lure fans to the fiery ABC drama every week.

“Bill Clinton was another person where I was like, ‘What?! You watch Scandal?!’” Washington says. “I feel like it happens at least once a week — that I am totally floored by somebody who watches the show.”

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes promises even more drama as the season nears its end on May 16.

“I feel like The West Wing brought us Washington [D.C.] as we’d all want it to be,” explains Rhimes. “And this show brings us Washington as we hope it would never be.”

Check out the new episode of Scandal tonight at 10/9c on ABC, and be sure to catch the show’s video chat today at 4 p.m. ET, with Scandal stars Jeff Perry (Cyrus) and Bellamy Young (Mellie) answering questions about the upcoming episode.