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Kerry Washington Fired For Not Being “Hood” Enough

Actress Kerry Washington and Comedian/Actor Aziz Ansari were the latest to sit down for a chat for Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors” series. In the interview the two actors/producers discussed racial stereotypes they both have had to face and the necessity of creating their own opportunities. Washington went on to reveal that, “before Scandal, [she] was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but [she] was fired and recast. For both, it was because they wanted [her] to sound more girlfriend…more hood”. The one hour series, while now in its fourth season, features fascinating, intimate conversations between the top talents from the year’s most notable television programs. Past guests have included Courtney B. Vance & Tracee Ellis Ross, Queen Latifah & Taraji P. Henson, Gina Rodriguez & Uzo Aduba, and more.

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