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The Scandal you see now on ABC is not the Scandal that Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes originally had in mind for ABC.

When Rhimes was developing the drama that’s become a hit for ABC, she had a much different story line in mind for her heroine  – a plan that even star Kerry Washington didn’t know about before accepting the role of Olivia Pope. In an interview with EW, Rhimes and Washington chatted about the plot point that was ultimately abandoned in an effort to turn the story of real-life political fixer Judy Smith into a juicy drama for primetime. »

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