Even though Kerry Washington may have a full-time day job playing Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” the success of the ABC series is already leading towards her getting a variety of other great opportunities at the same time … including a role that may be a little bit lighter than the always-intense “fixer” of Washington DC.
Per a new report coming in right now from Deadline, Kerry has been tapped to star in the upcoming romantic comedy “Is He the One,” and the story seems to be pretty simple. It starts with her preparing to walk down the aisle for her wedding, and it ends with her actually doing it. In between, you see through a series of flashbacks all of the possible suitors that are out there for her. Hopefully, there are many opportunities for you to laugh through her, and for Kerry to show a side that you don’t often see on the ABC show.
Should you see her doing more movie roles as some sort of sign that she could be looking to move away from TV? Hardly. Kerry has a great gig as Olivia Pope, and while we cannot see “Scandal” lasting 11 or 12 seasons like “Grey’s Anatomy” probably will, she knows that she could make a lot of money here and continue to get great scripts to play from. This movie represents mostly a project that she could do during some of her time off, which would mark a fun change of pace. It will also help her to keep her portfolio diverse for when the series does eventually end down the road.
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