First of all, I must ask you to forgive me on all things Scandal right now. Not only am I a day behind on the season premiere, but I’m also a day behind on this interview that Kerry Washington did with David Letterman on The Late Show with David Letterman. Being behind on one of these things is embarrassing, but being behind on both just screams social suicide. So before you start sending me stink eyes through your computer screen, please know that I already gave myself a pretty big one this morning.
However I also gave myself a pat on the back because I don’t know if anyone else caught this Kerry Washington one-liner when the interview aired on Wednesday night. Sure her beauty’s intoxicating and sure thinking about her and Michelle Obama gal-paling the day away is distracting, but how did everyone miss this moment?
Letterman asks her about Scandal and she responds with, ”Scandal is really a show about a crisis manager, I play a woman named Olivia Pope, who gets called into powerful people’s live when they’re in trouble and they need help fixing it, not anything you would know anything about….”
HOLD THE PHONE! Because I’m pretty sure she’s referencing the time that Letterman got caught cheating on his wife with several young women. Women so young that they’re commonly referred to in the business as interns. In retrospect he’s must have actually hired an Olivia-Pope-Type because the scandal went away and left him with almost no scars. While it’s totally possible that I’m reading too much into this, it’s also possible that someone just sat on his stage and nonchalantly brought up his scandal — which judging by his reaction and by the rest of the interview is a topic-that-must-not-be-named. Since I love Kerry Washington so, so much, I’m pretty sure I’ll stick with the idea that she said this on purpose. Then I’ll spend the rest of my day counting down the hours until I can go home and watch the new episode.