19 April 2012 7:53 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tony Goldwyn has spent the last few years behind the camera, directing everything from Dexter to Grey's Anatomy. But in meeting Shonda Rhimes through the latter, he was able to reinvigorate his love for acting (let us not forget his excellent performances in Ghost, Nixon and countless others) by playing President Fitzgerald Grant on Scandal.

After only two weeks, ABC's latest drama has transformed into one of their signature addictions and a lot of that has to do with the rocky relationship Goldwyn's "Fitz" shares with Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope. Goldwyn recently spoke with ETOnline and revealed why he couldn't pass up this gig and what's in store for the president's heart.

ETOnline: You've spent the last few years focusing on directing -- were you actively looking for an acting job?

Tony Goldwyn: I wasn't really, but I was open to it because I had been missing acting. Last year I »

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