So Connie Britton Was Almost Cast As Olivia Pope On Scandal??

Scandal would have been a different show!

We finally figured out the scandal of Scandal!

It turns out ABC actually wanted Connie Britton to have the role of Olivia Pope and NOT Kerry Washington!

Related: Kerry Cuts A Striking Figure At PaleyFest!

Shonda Rhimes revealed the shocking tidbit while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in honor of the show’s 100th episode, saying:

“I didn’t know that there hadn’t been a drama series with a leading black woman for 37 years. When the show got picked up [to pilot], I got a phone call from somebody who said, ├óΓé¼╦£This would be the perfect show for Connie Britton.’ I said, ├óΓé¼╦£It would be, except Olivia Pope is black.'”

Guess those ABC execs had seen those couple of episodes Connie starred on The West Wing

Anyway, as soon as Kerry came in for the role, it was clear she was the one for the job!!

[Image via C.Smith/FayesVision/WENN.]

Apr 11, 2017 6:17pm PST

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