It’s a familiar image: Kerry Washington at a podium, addressing the press. But in HBO’s upcoming film Confirmation, Washington will play the plaintiff instead of an expert fixer. The Scandal actress, 38, is playing Anita Hill, the attorney who sued Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment in 1991.
The historic case is being dramatized for the new HBO film, and on Tuesday, June 16, the network released the first photo of Washington as Hill.
“FIRST LOOK. @KerryWashington as Anita Hill on the set of the HBO Film, CONFIRMATION,” HBO’s official handle tweeted.
Golden Globe-nominated Washington, who is also serving as an executive producer on the film, also shared the photo via Instagram, writing, “Dear @HBO, Thank you for the profound opportunity of getting to inhabit Anita Hill and help tell this story! Yours Truly, K-Dub (aka super excited Exec Producer)#Confirmation.”
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