Singer Jill Scott Tested for the Role of Olivia Pope?

JILL SCOTT AS OLIVIA POPE

Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?

With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.
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Scandal Returns

SCANDAL RETURNS WITH OLIVIA AND FITZ

Scandal Returns with New Episode ‘It’s Hard Out Here for a General’

Rise and shine Scandal fans, your show is set to return in less than two weeks. Via ABC, the winter premiere will take place February 11th, and apparently a lot has happened since the fall finale. As we all know, Olivia and Fitz broke up again, and in the six months since we last saw the pair, things have changed dramatically.
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A Scandalous Wedding

WILL OLIVIA AND FITZ GET MARRIEDWill Olivia Carolyn Pope and Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III get married? That’s the big question on tomorrow night’s episode of Scandal, titled Get Out of Jail, Free.

Cyrus is back on the scene and presents Olivia and Fitz with a shocking plan that just might make all their troubles go away.

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Scandal Season Five Promo Clip

SCANDAL SEASON FIVE PROMOWhile I’m not the world’s biggest Scandal or Olitz fan, I do respect ABC and the show’s writers for being smart enough to give the fans what they want.

Unlike shows like Empire, which recently unveiled a promo clip full of scenes from their upcoming season, Scandal’s promo clip instead features nothing but love scenes of past Olitz rendezvous, including some that actually managed to make even me blush.
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Olivia Pope Inspired Fashion Line

OLIVIA POPE INSPIRED FASHION LINE

Wanna dress like Olivia Pope?

What a stupid question; of course you do.

Well, according to ‘Scandal’ costume designer Lyn Paolo, the average American woman may soon get the chance to do just that.

In a recent interview with Fashionista.com, Paolo said the idea of an Olivia Pope inspired fashion line has been talked about for some time now, and that ideas are presently being mulled over.

“We’ve been talking about how we could create something aspirational for the audience- something Olivia Pope might wear, but not so aspirational that it is out of reach for most of our gladiators,” says Paolo. “Right now we’re throwing around ideas and trying to figure out how to do it so that it’s not out of the price range that most people can afford, and yet somehow still create something for people to have a piece of the Olivia Pope look.”

Since its mid-season debut in 2012 ‘Scandal’ has become a bonafide hit for ABC and singlehandedly launched actress Kerry Washington’s career into the stratosphere.

The show earned its first Emmy nods earlier this week- one for Kerry as Lead Actress, the other for Dan Bucatinsky as Guest Actor.