Kerry Washington Nabs First Fashion Cover – Elle June 2013

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Kerry Washington Elle Magazine June 2013 Cover

Kerry Washington Covers Her First Fashion Magazine — Elle June 2013

Kerry Washington, who has appeared on the front of Women’s Health, Ebony, Essence, Vibe and more, finally graces the cover of a major fashion glossy — Elle Magazine‘s June 2013 issue.

The 36-year-old Scandal star, who is a Best-Dressed List regular, wears selections from Marc Jacobs, Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture, Giorgio Armani, Balmain, and more chosen by stylist Samira Nasr for a Horst Diekgerdes-photographed Elle shoot.

Called “Hollywood’s best kept secret” by the magazine, Kerry is breaking rules and records with her hit political drama series, which currently boasts over 8 million viewers.

It will end its second season with a nail-biting finale on May 16th, and Kerry has now ventured into a rare comedic role in Tyler Perry‘s Peeples, in theaters May 10th.

In inside the issue, which hits newsstands on May 21st, Kerry speaks on her success, the career she thought she wanted to have, and much more.

See snippets from the interview, shots from her editorial spread, and behind-the-scenes video below.

Kerry Washington Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in embroidered tweed jacket by Giambattista Valli; Cotton denim shirt by Blk Dnm

Kerry Washington Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in jeweled silk lace top and skirt by Dolce & Gabbana; suede pumps by Christian Louboutln

On her current success:

“I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.”

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Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 wearing jacket by Giorgio Armani; Shorts by Levi’s; Diamond necklace by Piaget

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in cotton demin shirt by Blk Dnm; vintage jeans by What Goes Around Comes Around; embroidered boots by Tom Ford; platinum and diamond brooches by Beladora; pink tourmaline and diamond ring, rubellite and diamond ring from Piaget

Kerry Washington Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in skirt, earrings, belt by Balmain; Crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange; Pumps by Christian Louboutin

On if she ever considered modeling:

“I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic.”

Kerry Washington Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in skirt by Tom Ford; Shirt by Blk Dnm; Brooches from Beladora.com; Ring by Piaget

On getting red-carpet ready:

“I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013

Kerry Washington for Elle Magazine June 2013 in cotton crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange; plexiglass earrings by Balmain

On the career she thought she’d pursue:

“I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people.”

[spotted via huffingtonpost]



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