TV Temptress Takes on Big-Screen Comedy

Kerry Washington of "Scandal" discusses her role as a woman with a secret boyfriend in "Peeples."
3:54 | 05/06/13

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We adore kerry washington. As "scandal's" crisis manager extraordinary, olivia pope. In her new movie, a serious boyfriend she never told her family about shows up without warning at the annual family gathering at the hamptons. This is wade walker, everybody. Guilty. And he's my friend. Oh, how wonderful. And also, we're in a relationship. excuse me. A relationship? Dad, I'm sure I mentioned i was seeing a wade. No, no, I don't remember that. So funny. Such a great cast. Please welcome, everybody, kerry washington. Kerry with us this morning. It had to be such a relief for you. We have seen you in comedies before. You have been in such dramas. Was it a nice relief? I do. It was nice to keep it fresh, keep it different. I think right now, the world needs a reason to laugh. It's nice to be able to go into a theater, see something funny, you leave feeling good about life, love, and family. That's what this movie is all about. There's laugh-out-loud moments. The cast is tremendous. It looked like you must have had behind the scenes a lot of fun. We did. You request bond with people, we became obsessed with each other. They had to lock down the piano. We were always partying, singing, laughing around the piano. The gentleman who plays your -- oh, david alan grier. Unlike you have ever seen him. The gentleman who played your husband. Craig robinson. Just hilarious and wonderful. You learned so much from him. It was like being in comedy school working with david alan grier and craig. The documentaries you have been working on. Girl rising and we're talking about other people who lend their voice to it, liam neeson, meryl streep. Alicia keys. It's about the power of ucation to thanks form the lives of young girls all or the world. We each took a story. We do a voiceover. They're beautifully shot by filmmakers in those areas of the world. 66 million girls around the world are not in school, kerry. Yeah. And we know the biggest impact, the biggest way to change a young person's life, particularly a young girl, is to provide her with an education. It shows your range. Doing something like this. Doing "peeples." And we know you for "scandal." You'll be back next week with the cast. The whole family. We'll be here next week. You hear that, lara? She's one of the original gladiator family. You're going to dish? Yeah. You're going to make us wait until then? Yeah. The season finale is so intense. The cliff hanger of the season, I almost couldn't get it out of my mouth. It's that crazy. You'll be back nex week. You're beautiful, talented. And it's just -- thank you for just sharing. I love being here with you guys. Thank you for having me. You got an open house. "Peeples" opens next friday nationwide. Kerry and the cast will be here next tuesday.

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