The star of Scandal graces the cover of Elle's June 2013 issue.
This is Kerry Washington's first major fashion magazine cover, although she's previously posed for publications like Women's Health, Essence, and even shared a cover for Elle's Women In Hollywood issue in 2012. Washington tells Elle, "I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don't get to ask for more."
The star, who poses on front of the pub with her signature pretty pout, wears Marc Jacobs short shorts, cropped cashmere cardigan, and bra by Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture on the cover. ""I am truly honored and sooooo excited about this month's cover," she tweeted Tuesday morning.
On her current success: "I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don't get to ask for more."
Jacket by Giorgio Armani, $15,625, at Giorgio Armani stores nationwide. Shorts by Levi's, visit levi.com. Diamond necklace by Piaget, at Piaget stores nationwide, call 877-8-PIAGET or visit piaget.com.
When asked if as a girl she thought she'd ever consider modeling or becoming a film actress: "I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."
Skirt, $5,900, earrings, belt by Balmain, collection at Bergdorf Goodman (NYC), Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange, at select Armani Exchange stores nationwide, visit armaniexchange.com. Pumps by Christian Louboutin, similar styles visit christianlouboutin.com.
For years she's been Hollywood's best-kept secret, an actress who could give daring performances in blockbusters and indies alike. Now, with a hit TV show and a rare comic turn in theaters, Kerry Washington is finally settling into the star she’s always been.Kerry Washington's June 2013 Elle cover.