The gorgeous star is sealing her status with a spot on the cover of Vanity Fair's August issue, and she looks every bit the kick-ass heroine. While modeling an itty-bitty one-piece, Washington talked to the mag about her show's — and her character's — groundbreaking popularity. "The fact that white women can see this woman of color as an aspirational character is revolutionary, I think, in the medium of television," she says. "I don't think white women would feel that way about Olivia if her identity as a woman, period, wasn't first in their mind."
Click through for all the details on her interview — from what she loves about playing a major executive to how she celebrated turning 18. In the meantime, you can find us glued to Netflix, re-watching every episode. (Vanity Fair)
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