More Than a Spokeswoman: How Kerry Washington Is Forging True Partnerships With Brands

Scandal star brings creativity and passion to Neutrogena, Clinton campaigns

When she made her debut four years ago as ace D.C. crisis manager Olivia Pope on the ABC drama Scandal, Kerry Washington would not allow herself to dream that the show would ever become the hit that it is. "I didn't have a lot of expectations, to be honest," she admits. "It was a great thing, but I feel like expectations are resentments in waiting. But in a million years, I couldn't have expected the success of the show and the impact that it would have culturally in terms of fashion, changing language, images of gender and the landscape of casting in television."