After Kerry Washington’s pregnancy became public knowledge, the big question was would her hit ABC show Scandal write it into the plotline or would her character Olivia Pope wear a lot of baggy jackets and carry big purses to distract from her growing mid-section?
Last week ABC announced it had scaled back the hit show’s season order from 22 episodes to 18 episodes, mainly believed to accommodate their star’s real-life pregnancy. The only reason that makes sense considering the show’s popularity.
And now we’ve got a fresh look at Kerry filming scenes for an upcoming episode of Scandal.
While she’s wearing Olivia’s “power white” ensemble of a chic white coat, the outfit is much more baggy than her usual wardrobe. And she has the ever present “hide the mid-section” giant purse in front of her. So Kerry’s character will not be with child for the remainder of season four.
Well, at least she’s not carrying boxes or laundry baskets to hide her growing baby bump as some TV shows resort do when their stars become pregnant in real life.