Imagine spending the day on a beautiful beach under a blue sky while a team of people pamper you from head to toe—what sounds like a luxurious vacation for most people is just another day of work for Kerry Washington.

The Scandal star just shared a video on Instagram showing off blue waters hitting the beach and the sun shining above. In the caption, she explained, “I had a very special cover shoot today for a magazine that I LOVE. We shot in a magical location! This was the view from the hair & make up RV. Half hour later we spotted a pod of dolphins swimming out there.”

There’s no word on where exactly Washington is, but fans instantly started commenting on the gorgeous view and tried to guess where the actress might have been shooting. There’s also no mention of which magazine the shoot was for, although it really could be anything—the actress has appeared on the cover of everything from Maxim to Vanity Fair. One follower put it perfectly with her comment, “You STAY on a magazine cover.”


There’s no doubt that Washington’s career has skyrocketed to new heights since taking on the role of Olivia Pope in Scandal, arguably one of the hottest shows on television today, and one that’s definitely getting people talking. Just last week, viewers were left stunned when the episode showed Pope getting an abortion, raising the ongoing debate surrounding women’s reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood.

Although the bold episode received some backlash, it also garnered a lot of praise, even from celebrities who applauded creator Shonda Rhimes for touching on such a controversial topic. For instance, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox tweeted that she loves how Rhimes “never shies away from the important issues like women’s health being under attack in this country right now.” And Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Porta de Rossi, wrote on Twitter, “This is a conversation we need to be having,” adding that she was proud of Rhimes for creating “one of the bravest storylines” she’d ever seen.


Needless to say, all eyes are on Washington as she takes her infamous character (and the show) to the next level.

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