Kerry Washington Mocks Anthony Weiner, Wanted to Be Dolphin Trainer When She Was Kid

Celebrity News Oct. 18, 2013 AT 4:00PM
Actress Kerry Washington was a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursda Actress Kerry Washington was a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday, Oct. 17. Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC

In the next episode of Scandal, Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, will take on a politician who is caught sending shots of his privates via social media. Sound familiar?

Washington playfully hinted at the real-life figure who inspired the premise of the upcoming episode during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday.

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"We would never have a political figure who took pictures of himself online," a sarcastic Washington said, though former New York congressman Anthony Weiner was clearly the "political figure" whom the writers of the episode had in mind.

Kimmel then quipped, "I wonder if Anthony Weiner will watch that show. I bet you he wants to watch it, but it would be uncomfortable for his wife to walk in."

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Washington responded, "THAT'S what would be uncomfortable?"

The actress, who plays a Washington, D.C. crisis manager on the ABC smash, was also announced Friday morning as Neutrogena's new creative consultant. While Washington's accustomed to stepping into various professions on-screen, the Emmy-nominated star did share with Kimmel that her dream as a child was to be "the woman in the Shamu Show," calling it "magical."

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"You get to tell the dolphins what to do. This is my dream," she reminisced. Washington mentioned to Us Weekly in April that as a kid, Splash was her favorite film. So what turned her aspirations from marine biology to acting? Washington says AP Biology in high school was it. "The joke in my family is that I was like, 'Forget the whale, I'll be on stage by myself!' And that's when Kerry Washington was born.'"

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