Will Scandal need to hide Olivia Pope's baby bump again? According to multiple sources, Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second child, E! News reported. Washington already has a daughter, Isabelle, with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.
Washington welcomed her first baby, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, in April 2014, according to Us Weekly. Since Olivia Pope wasn't pregnant at the same time, Scandal's production team spent a season disguising Washington's baby bump; TV Guide compiled a list of their wackiest strategies, from placing Washington behind a lamp in the Oval Office to partially filling each frame with blurred objects in the foreground. Washington told The Hollywood Reporter that filming Scandal while pregnant was a real challenge:
Scandal's Season 5 finale is set to air May 12 at 9 p.m., according to ABC. The network renewed Scandal for a sixth season in March. It's unclear when they'll start filming, but producers may have to decide whether to incorporate Washington's changing appearance into the storyline this time around. Spoiler: Scandal made news this season when Pope got an abortion, according to Elle. Despite her character's controversial decision, Washington told Elle that starring as the crisis manager prepared her for motherhood:
The actor is having a busy year. In addition to continuing her work on Scandal, Washington played Anita Hill in HBO's drama, Confirmation; the movie premiered on April 16. Despite her complicated professional schedule, she still seems to put her family at the center of her life; in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Washington said she brings her daughter on set whenever she can. She also said that motherhood has definitely changed her:
With baby two on the way, it definitely seems as though her heart will have plenty of opportunities to keep growing.