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Kerry Washington Says Olivia Pope Could Use “Major Intervention” in Flare October 2013

Kerry Washington Covers FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington Covers FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington serves up all types of sophisticated glamour for the October 2013 issue of Canada’s FLARE Magazine where talks about her hit political thriller Scandal, what scares her, her own politics and more.

When it comes to her role as Olivia Pope — a powerful, yet self-destructive character which earned Kerry an Emmy nod this year, the actress is often conflicted:

“Wow, what a complicated, three-dimensional, interesting, flawed, inspirational human being…

There are some ways you want to be Olivia Pope and some ways you want to do a major intervention for her.”

Now in its third season, Scandal premiered October 3rd with its highest ratings and social footprint so far — pulling in 10.5 million viewers.

Photographed by Ruven Afanador, Kerry is layered in chic selections from Derek Lam, Giambattista Valli, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Maison Martin Margiela and more chosen by fashion stylist Erin Walsh.

Kerry’s hair is done by Marcus Francis, with makeup by Carola Gonzalez and nails by Lisa Wong. Check out photos and behind-the-scenes video from the shoot below!

Kerry Washington for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington in top by Jason Wu; skirt by Proenza Schouler; watch by Movado; and stockings by Falke for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington in coat by Marc Jacobs; top by Dolce & Gabbana; shoes by Miu Miu; and stockings by Falke for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington in coat by Maison Martin Margiela; bodysuit by Dior; pants by Narciso Rodriguez; shoes by Balenciaga; belt by Prada; and ring by Pearl Collective for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington for FLARE October 2013

Kerry Washington in top by Derek Lam; skirt by Giambattista Valli; shoes by Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra; and bracelet by Loren Stewart for FLARE October 2013