Kerry Washington The Edit April 2015 – Cover

Kerry Washington Covers Net-A-Porter’s The Edit

Kerry Washington Covers Net-A-Porter's The Edit April 2015

Kerry Washington Covers Net-A-Porter’s The Edit April 2015

The gorgeous Kerry Washington covers Net-A-Porter‘s April 2015 issue of The Edit lensed by Bjorn Iooss.

Inside, the Scandal beauty wears neutral pieces from Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, The Row, and Lanvin selected by stylist Tracy Taylor.

She reveals that she live tweeted while in labor with her daughter Isabelle, dishes on how she really feels about her character Olivia Pope, and shares a few of her beauty rules. Check out a few interview snippets below.

Kerry Washington for Net-A-Porter's The Edit April 2015 photographed by Bjorn Iooss

Kerry Washington for Net-A-Porter’s The Edit April 2015 photographed by Bjorn Iooss

On tweeting during labor:

“I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor. I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!”

On Olivia:

“I love her. To me she’s like family, and with family, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you love them no matter what. I don’t always agree with her choices, but I have a lot of compassion for them.”

“[Shonda Rhimes] never wrote Olivia Pope to be a role model; she wrote her to be a human being, and part of what people identify with so much is that she is conflicted. In some ways, she’s so aspirational – you want to walk like her, dress like her, command attention like her and control a situation like her. In other ways, she’s a warning of what not to be.”

“I hope people remember her as a complicated, fully realized human being; she’s not a stereotype and she’s not an accessory. I think that it’s important for women to know, in film and in TV and in life, that you can be the lead of your own story. I hope she’s remembered for that, as somebody who is the driving force of her own life.”

On her personal style:

“I’m a very moody dresser. For the red carpet, I am totally a stiletto girl. But in the rest of my life, I would say I’m 50/50. I love a good heel, but I also have a really great sneaker collection – that’s the Bronx girl in me.”