Kerry Washington Graces Elle Cover

The actress talks success and getting red carpet ready.

Posted: 05/08/2013 12:17 PM EDT
Kerry Washington, Elle cover

(Photo: ELLE, June 2013)

Kerry Washington is looking super hot on her first major fashion magazine cover for Elle's June issue. On it, she wears a printed bodysuit with a cropped jacket and red pouty lips and in her interview talks about her success and what she'd do if she hadn't pursued acting.

"I imagined I'd be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity," she says. "I'd figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people."

Looks like performing would still be her calling in some way even if it didn't involve her doing her thing in front of the camera. Luckily for us, the starlet has seen much success on both the big and silver screen with a role in Quentin Tarantino's hit film Django Unchained and as the star of Scandal. Up next is Peeples, which opens this weekend.

"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," Washington says.

She might not want to ask for more, but with her talent there's no doubt that more will be knocking on her door soon enough. As for the thrill of being a Hollywood darling, Washington says she's loving her red carpet moments.

"I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it's like, let’s have fun. It's not all about me. We're able to create stories on the red carpet."

Check out Washington's glam photo shoot when Elle's June issue hits newsstands May 21.


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