Kerry Washington had feared fame. She is known for her lead role in the drama Scandal.(Shonda Rhimes). She reveals at the begining of her fame she was not keen on becoming an actress because to be famous wasn’t her thing.
The thirty six year old however has appeared in many movies, including ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Ray‘ never believed that she would go in to acting as her family are highly academic and goes onto say the thing most that put her off in Hollywood was becoming a celebrity.
”I’m the daughter of a professor, so … well, I think acting’s not a real job. I come from this sort of academic, working middle-class family where you make something respectable of your life … I always loved acting, but I think for a long time, in my brain, the desire to be an actor was equivalent to the desire to be famous. I did not want to be famous. I did not want to be that girl. I thought that if you wanted to be an actress, you had to want to be on the front cover of magazines, otherwise you shouldn’t do it.”
The star has managed to avoid some of the pitfalls that did come with being in the movie industry. She is also confident that her friends and family will keep her grounded as a person, no matter what happens in her career.
Kerry told Weekend magazine:
”I’m lucky I come from a really grounded family and I have the three best friends from high school who have made it their job to remain unimpressed by everything I do. If I started being super-diva Kerry, they would be like, ‘What is that?’ ”
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