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Washington: Approval is difficult

Kerry Washington admits she was terrified to learn her role on hit TV series Scandal could end up lasting nearly a decade.

The 38-year-old actress, who’s received two Emmy nominations for her role in TV political drama Scandal, has been active in the entertainment industry since 1994.

And when asked if she would ever adopt a career in politics like her Scandal character Olivia Pope, Kerry replied with a firm answer.

"Absolutely not," she revealed in the latest issue of Ebony magazine. "I wouldn't be able to handle what it takes to get approval in politics. I have a hard enough time seeking approval in Hollywood."

Kerry’s show Scandal, which was created by Shonda Rhimes, started airing on TV in 2012.

And the stunning star confesses when initially approached with the project, she was kind of turned off by it.

"I remember the first time I met Shonda Rhimes. She told me that a show like Scandal could end up being an eight-year relationship," Kerry recalled. "I'd never done television, so just the thought of that was terrifying to me. But whether it's doing TV or playing a character such as Broomhilda in Django Unchained, I definitely like to do things that shake me up."

Kerry welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi with husband Nnamdi Asomugha in April 2014.

And ahead of her little girl’s first birthday, the star gushed about how exciting it is to be a parent.

“It’s just made my life better in every way,” she told People magazine previously.

Kerry and NFL player Nnamdi married in June 2013.

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