Kerry Washington Talks Politics in Glamour's 2013 Women of the Year Issue

Kerry Washington Talks Politics in Glamour's 2013 Women of the Year Issue

Stepping off the set of her hit ABC series “Scandal,” Kerry Washington scored a featured in Glamour magazine”s 2013 Women of the Year issue.

During her Q&A session with the publication, the “Django Unchained” beauty opened up being on the show and shared details about her own political views.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Washington”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Glamour!

On politics issues she faces everyday:
“Just because I”m an actress doesn”t mean I have to give up my political voice. It”s a reality that in this country, we still don”t pay women what we pay men and we don”t pay people of color what we pay white people. It”s important for people to think that.”

On “Scandal”:
“My role in “Scandal” teaches women that you don”t have to be an accessory. You can be the lead in your own life.”

On her personal heroes:
“I”m walking a path forged by women I”m completely indebted to. As someone blazes a trail for us, we pay it forward. It”s a very cool ripple effect.”