Jan Welters
InStyle Staff
Feb 05, 2015 @ 11:29 am

As Olivia Pope on ABC's megahit show Scandal, Kerry Washington is a master of high-stakes maneuvering. But in real life, the actress's high-wire act—juggling fame, a new husband, and a newer baby—is even more impressive. Inside the March issue of InStyle, on newsstands Feb. 13, the magazine's Glynis Costin sat down with the 38-year-old for a heart-to-heart chat about motherhood, her red-carpet persona, and what really happens on the set of Scandal. The following is a photo excerpt of Washington's feature, photographed by Jan Welters and styled by InStyle’s Melissa Rubini.

To read the full interview, pick up the March InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download Feb. 13.

Pictured, above: Washington in a dress and necklace by Lanvin

BelowCéline silk-blend top and viscose trousers.

Jan Welters

BelowProenza Schouler silk fil-coupé blouse and belted silk-cotton pants. Dries Van Noten embossed leather heels. Ring, worn throughout, her own.

Jan Welters

BelowBoss viscose dress.

Jan Welters

BelowBalenciaga embroidered silk dress and viscose knickers.

Jan Welters

BelowAlexander Wang polyester dress.

Jan Welters

As further proof of Washington's beauty, watch the behind-the-scenes video below, where the actress has fun playing dress up and spills the beans on how Olivia Pope keeps all of those secrets.

PHOTOS: Kerry Washington's 10 Best Red Carpet Looks

 

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