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SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Guillermo Diaz as Huck  and Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins.  (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Scandal 's Darby Stanchfield: Rihanna Would Make a Great Gladiator

The cast speaks on celebrity fans and being "fixed" by Olivia Pope in real life.

UPDATED ON : MARCH 13, 2015 / 08:48 AM

The cast of Shonda Rhimes's Scandal recently hit the red carpet at PaleyFest in Los Angeles, where they shared some fun facts with From who would be the best celebrity gladiator to being "fixed" by Olivia Pope themselves, the cast had fun with their responses.


"I have to say RiRi," said Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby Whelan on the ABC series, when asked who the best celebrity gladiator would be. "She did this tour of the White House and she stood at the press secretary press room booth and she wrote something [on Instagram] like 'What's up, Abby?' I was like, 'She is a gladiator!'"

Aside from Rihanna, other cast members said that pop star P!nk and singer B. Beaman would make great choices.

When asked what Olivia Pope would fix in their real lives, the cast's answers varied, but the most unexpected came from Joshua Malina, who plays David Rosen on the show. "My water heater isn't working," he said. "I don't know if she does that kind of small scale project, but it's really bumming my family out."

Check out the video below to see more from the cast. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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