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Following their work in the Oscar-winning biopic "Ray," Kerry Washington again plays the wife of Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" -- and the similarities end there. In Tarantino's controversial spaghetti western, Washington plays Broomhilda, the wife of the titular hero (played by Foxx), held captive by a sadistic plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). When Django gets freed by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), he sets out on a mission to track down his love and liberate her. The role, which required Washington to learn German and endure a lot of on-screen torture, couldn't be further removed from Olivia Pope, the high-powered lawyer she plays on ABC's hit nighttime soap "Scandal." Indiewire sat down with the actress in Manhattan to discuss going from "Django" back into the second season of "Scandal," what it was like reuniting with Foxx and working for Tarantino. When did »

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