‘Scandal’ Star Tony Goldwyn Says Steamy Scenes with Kerry are ‘a Problem’ for His Wife

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Photo Credit: @kerrywashington Twitter

By: Taren Vaughan

Tony Goldwyn’s Scandal love scenes with Kerry Washington too much for his wife? The highly anticipated season finale of Scandal is just hours away as the ABC thriller has taken viewers on a wild ride with all the twists and turns that the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes has thrown at them throughout the season. And while the success of Scandal has surpassed the level that Kerry Washington could have ever imagined, the role that the actress takes on in the show has caused many people to get rather riled up as Kerry plays Olivia Pope, who is having an ongoing affair with President Fitzgerald Grant III, played by Tony Goldwyn. During her recent appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, Kerry revealed to Wendy that she didn’t like the idea of Olivia Pope being referred to as a side piece.

Kerry says:

“I just mean for women…I feel like when we refer to other women as a piece it’s objectifying. But I mean also, the President has said to her, ‘I will leave my wife for you.’ She said ‘No.’ So it’s sort of a question on whether she’s choosing to not be with him, she doesn’t believe she deserves it because she doesn’t really think he’ll leave his wife. But he has said, ‘I’ll give up all of this for you.’ So is she a side piece or is she just someone who’s afraid to be all in? I don’t know. Only Shonda Rhimes knows.”

Kerry Washington voiced her issue with her character Olivia Pope getting labeled as a side piece. And Actor Tony Goldwyn’s wife apparently has a problem watching the show period as the actor revealed to Andy Cohen during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live that his wife can’t take watching the love scenes between Olivia and Fitz:

“It’s a problem.

“The honest answer is, my wife doesn’t watch it. She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but yeah…I don’t encourage it.”

Tony’s wife may not be able to sit and watch her husband do those steamy scenes with Kerry, but he says that his daughters find it all to be very humorous:

“My two girls think it’s hilarious. Disgusting and hilarious. So they send me all kinds of rude texts.”

And though Tony says that the steamy scenes are just apart of his job as an actor, he admits that things can get uncomfortable for him at times, Tony revealing a moment where he was embarrassed when he had to direct his own love scene.

The season finale of Scandal airs tonight at 10:00pm ET on ABC.

We won’t be missing this one. What about you?


  1. Well they do go at it like it’s really something there so I get why she isn’t watching. She’s missing a good show though!

  2. Can we blame her?No, cuz the sex scennes are really hot, especially that one on the Ovar office…Fanning myself…..my, my..Love me some Olitz…..

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