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Kerry Washington feared fame

Kerry Washington feared fame

Jul 1 2013, 2:26am CDT | by

Kerry Washington was always reluctant to be an actress because she didn't want to be famous. The 36-year-old star - who has appeared in a string of successful movies including 'Django Unchained' and...

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Kerry Washington feared fame

Jul 1 2013, 2:26am CDT | by

Kerry Washington was always reluctant to be an actress because she didn't want to be famous.

The 36-year-old star - who has appeared in a string of successful movies including 'Django Unchained' and 'Ray' - never thought she'd have an acting career as her family are highly academic and she admits the thing that always put her off Hollywood was becoming a celebrity.

She said: ''I'm the daughter of a professor, so ... well, I think acting's not a real job. I come from this sort of academic, working middle-class family where you make something respectable of your life ... I always loved acting, but I think for a long time, in my brain, the desire to be an actor was equivalent to the desire to be famous. I did not want to be famous. I did not want to be that girl. I thought that if you wanted to be an actress, you had to want to be on the front cover of magazines, otherwise you shouldn't do it.''

The 'Scandal' actress has so managed to avoid many of the pitfalls that come with being in the movie industry.

She is confident her family and close friends will always keep grounded as a person, no matter what happens in her career.

Kerry told Weekend magazine: ''I'm lucky I come from a really grounded family and I have the three best friends from high school who have made it their job to remain unimpressed by everything I do. If I started being super-diva Kerry, they would be like, 'What is that?' ''

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Oct 20 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: celebtv

Check out the new cover of Allure Magazine! It’s Kerry Washington looking completely natural and she’s absolutely stunning. The Scandal star took to Twitter to thank Allure for the honor and saying that it felt very vulnerable and very her. And check this out Kerry’s article “Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist” sounds so intriguing and the star dishes on those Scandal sex scenes! We can’t wait to check it out but you don’t have to wait. Get a preview here! The ...
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"Scandal" star Kerry Washington has signed on to star in the romantic comedy "Is He The One?" for MGM Studios. Malcolm D. Lee directs from a screenplay by Michelle Morgan and D.J. Richardson, with Todd Garner producing. The story begins with a bride (Washington) getting ready for her wedding, and ending with her walking down the aisle. The story is told through flashbacks that showcase the three major relationships the bride has been ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Marvel announcing their future lineup of guaranteed blockbusters; 50 years of Batman music; a Disney princess rap battle and Kerry Washington discussing her Game of Thrones obsession. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks! To kick things off today, Buzzfeed has 28 Snapchats From Harry Potter. If you have any Geek Pic ...
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Grey’s Anatomy Cast Poses As OITNB Stars!

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Move over Chapman and Crazy Eyes there are some new prisoners in town! The cast of Grey’s Anatomy had a little fun on set and paid homage to the ladies of Litchfield. Actress Ellen Pompeo posted the hilarious pic of the doctors dressed as their favorite Orange is the New Black characters. Even fellow Shondaland star Kerry Washington retweeted the funny photo. Maybe once Grey’s Anatomy finally hangs up its scrubs, the cast may want to trade them in for ...
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Inside the Stand Up to Cancer Rehearsals With Kerry Washington and Eric Stonestreet—Watch Now!

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Stand Up to Cancer is just hours away! Kerry Washington and Eric Stonestreet rehearsed on Thursday, where they explained their involvement with Friday's telecast. "It's an... ...
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Kerry Washington and Eric Stonestreet Get Ready to Stand Up to Cancer

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On Friday, September 5, Hollywood stars will reunite to support Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) with its fourth biennial fundraising telecast to benefit cancer research. "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and "Modern Family's ...
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Emmys 2014: 'Extra' on the Red Carpet

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“Extra” chatted with all the stars on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards, including nominees like Kerry Washington, Matthew McConaugh ...
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Watch the Best of the 2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet

Aug 26 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: eonline

The 2014 Emmys red carpet was jam-packed with glammed-up TV stars. This year, A-listers such as Kerry Washington, Sofía Vergara, Julia Roberts, Claire Danes and more posed, ...
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Kerry Washington Debuts Ombre Hair Color at 2014 Emmy Awards

Aug 25 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: eonline

What's this? Kerry Washington debuted a new ombre hair color at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Monday evening. The new hue is so subtle you might not have noticed upon first gla ...
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