OK, what do you think MOST women are doing on Thursday nights? Well, the way Kerry Washington has been on fire lately tells you most are just like me and all up into the hit TV show Scandal.
I am a HUGE Scandal fan and an even bigger Kerry Washington fan. I became aware of her in the Fantastic Four movies and have loved her in just about everything she’s been in ever since.
When I watch Scandal, I feel like a Gladiator! I know I should be at that table solving DC’s most scandalous secrets with sexy Harrison, crazy Huck, halfway gone Quinn and highly opinionated Abby.
All of them are flawed but somehow bring their best to that table. However, let’s not forget the leader of the group, the one that makes the show sizzle. The queen of the Gladiators, Olivia Pope.
She steals the show with her performances and I love her! She’s talented, gorgeous, she’s everywhere and she’s…drum roll please…
Yup, that’s right. Kerry Washington has natural hair. She’s been natural all of her life. Wow! Now, I know there are thousands of black women who also hold that title but we aren’t introduced to many in the entertainment industry.
Why? Well, showing pride by being natural is relatively new and having tons of products and support for natural tresses is even newer.
Back when she was a little girl or even a teen it must have been kind of hard finding things that kept her hair gorgeous and healthy. You’d had to have been a lot more creativity back in the day.
We found out she was natural all of her life through her hair stylist of 11 years, Takisha Sturdicant-Drew, in the June/July2013 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair.
In the issue, Takisha goes on to discuss Kerry hair type as wet and wavy, along with her desire to keep her hair healthy by staying natural.
Kerry does wear her hair curly sometimes and even in some of her movies and shows. Yes, if you are a gladiator then you remember season two and that steamy shower scene with Olivia and Fitz.
You remember now? Uh huh….yea, I know you do! It was nice to see it all curled up (like most of us have our hair when wet) and not bone straight.
Their attraction is so magnetic and believable! Gotta love the realness they bring to the screen and I clearly remember thinking…Oh man her hair is CURLY! I was impressed.
Now, don’t get it twisted…this is not the first time Kerry was caught sporting her gorgeous locks in their naturally curly state. I’ll go back a bit and refresh your memory when you saw her as a curly top cutie.