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Monday 26 January 2015

Kerry Washington: I'm goofy

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actress Kerry Washington attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington insists she's actually really "silly".

The actress is known for looking stunning on the red carpet and starring in more serious movies such as Django Unchained and Mother and Child.

However, the star insists there is a funny side to her that is brought out by her latest venture, comedy Peeples.

“I’m a goofy person. That’s how I ended up in Peeples. Tyler Perry [producer] saw me joking around… and said, ‘I had no idea you were this silly,'" she revealed to Parade.

In contrast, Django Unchained told the story of the slave trade with the aid of the brutal violence director Quentin Tarantino is best known for.

Kerry admits it was a tough journey, but ultimately worth it.

“I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story," she confessed.

The 36-year-old is now a big name in Hollywood and is constantly attending glitzy premieres.

However, she didn't always see her career taking this direction.

“I wanted to study people. I thought I would either teach or be a shrink," she revealed.

Peeples hits US cinemas on May 10.

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