For the next installment of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the tv maven talks to “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes along with series star Kerry Washington and the real life inspiration behind “Oliva Pope,” crisis management expert Judy Smith. Get deets on the episode inside and Jamie Foxx and his “SNL” promo.
With Django Unchained set for a holiday release and her “Scandal” series still making conversation at water coolers across the country , Kerry Washington sat down wiht Oprah Winfrey for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” recently. She talked to Oprah about the significance of being the first Black lead actress on a primetime show since Diahann Carroll on “Julia” (almost four decades ago) and Kerry also comments on her vision for her career, all of her leading men and how Django Unchained changed her life.
Oprah also spoke to Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind being “Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” On the show, Shonda talks about killing off two of the most beloved characters on “Grey’s Anatomy”, what she is most proud of in life, and what inspired her to create a “no a**holes policy.”
And keeping with the “Scandal” inspired theme, Oprah also welcomes Judy Smith, the real-life inspiration beind “Olivia Pope.” Judy and Oprah also talk about some of her most famous clients including Monica Lewinsky.