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Mellie Grant’s rise from first lady to president was a hard-fought campaign. In the 2012 pilot, “she had two lines,” says actress Bellamy Young. “Now she’ll sit behind the desk in the Oval.” Before the hit’s final season, Young tells Us about commanding the country.
Q: How is Mellie feeling after her first 100 days in office?
She knows that whatever she does will produce commentary about what she wore or how her hair looked. But she feels invincible with Olivia [Kerry Washington] by her side.
Q: Will it be hard to say goodbye after five years?
We cry like twice a day. And I don’t see that stopping.