Kerry Washington Explains Why She's Notoriously Private About Personal Life

The "Scandal" actress rarely talks about her husband or their daughter.

She even married in a secret ceremony and barely announced the birth of her first child.

Washington told the magazine, on which she graces the cover, that she hopes her daughter learns from her mistakes.

"I just want [Isabelle] to know that she's heard. Really heard, because I feel like that is what we all really want," she explained. "When I think about any of the missteps in my life that I've made, all of which I'm grateful for, it's because I just so wanted to be truly seen and heard for who I am and was afraid I wasn't or wouldn't be. I see you, I hear you, I'm with you as you are."

The Marie Claire article isn't the only time Washington and Dunham have collaborated recently. Dunham is set to guest star on the March 19 episode of ABC's "Scandal."