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

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.

Below: Céline silk-blend top and viscose trousers.

Jan Welters

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

Jan Welters

Below: Boss viscose dress.

Jan Welters

Below: Balenciaga embroidered silk dress and viscose knickers.

Jan Welters

Below: Alexander 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.