Kerry Washington is comforting fans who are sad to see Scandal go with the knowledge that it will go out "big."
"We are having so much fun because we know it's our last season and we don't want to leave anything on the table," Washington said on Good Morning America Thursday. "We are really like going hard, going strong."
- Washington, 40, didn't reveal any spoilers, and admits that she and the rest of the cast have been left in the dark on details.
- "There used to be an ending that Shonda had in mind and then the real world of politics turned upside down," Washington said, referring to the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes. "Who knows what it's going to be now."
- Kerry also appeared on The View Thursday, and the talk turned political. Co-host Joy Behar noted, "We've been talking this whole week about the tragic situation that occurred." Behar was referring to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
- Behar asked Washington about her thoughts on gun control, and Washington said: "It's hard, because to be honest, I was very emotionally impacted by Las Vegas. And unfortunately, there's not going to be a good time to talk about it because the situation with guns in this country is that every single day we are losing someone to gun violence, so the only time to talk about it is as soon as possible."
- She continued: "I know there's a lot of people who say we shouldn't politicize deaths. You know, for me, God forbid, if anything happened to me, I'm telling you ladies, I want you to politicize it forever. Go ahead and politicize it."
- Washington went on to say, "For me, the tragedy that happened a year ago is that half the country didn't vote." She urged, "We all have to show up. It's what democracy means."
- The first episode of the show's final seventh season aired Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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