Kerry Washington is the star of hit network television primetime show Scandal, an activist, a mother and also a style darling, so as the covers for the September issues trickled out, we couldn’t help but wonder where her face was amongst the several other celebrities covering big-name glossies. Well, now we have our answer. Self magazine tapped the actress for its latest issue and the forums seem to be pleased with the results.
Benn98 was quite taken aback by the stunning star’s shots. “I’m dying here, these shots are so hot!! I think this could possibly be her best magazine shoot yet; the smile, of course, looks awkward, but it’s still great,” he wrote.
Nataliaaplle was just glad they were able to properly capture Washington’s exquisite beauty. “Finally they captured what she truly looks like. Love the cover and the photos inside.”
Inside, Washington poses on pilates barres, her slim, graceful body stretching, twisting and undulating into beautiful poses. Of course, the subject of Washington’s post-baby body came up (as it often does for actresses) and while she admits her physique isn’t what it used to be, she’s definitely not complaining. “A few weeks ago, my manager asked: ‘Do you feel like you’re back? I feel like you’re back.’ She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life… I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”
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