"I think we're all a little sad but also we feel grateful to have the information," the 40-year-old actress said. "Sometimes as an actor you don't know when you're going to be out of a job, so it's nice actually to go into the last season knowing that it's our last season. We're already talking about how it's going to be, like, no-holds-barred, better than ever, no holding punches, putting it all out on the table."
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced during a pre-upfronts call with reporters on Tuesday that the political drama would end with its seventh season. During her GMA interview, Washington said creator Shonda Rhimes recently had to tweak the show's premise to reflect the current political state under President Donald Trump.
"As we have created sort of the imaginary world of the impossible in Washington, now that's happening in the real world, so we've had to up our ante," the Emmy nominee, clad in a silk Peter Pilotto top and skirt, said.
The two-hour season 6 finale of Scandal airs on ABC on Thursday, May 18, at 9 p.m. ET.
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