Is Olivia Pope going to be pregnant on the next season of Scandal? That was what Jimmy Kimmel was trying to figure out when he had not only the show's star Kerry Washington on his program, but Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes as well on Thursday. But as usual, both ladies were keeping quiet when it came to spoilers.
Kimmel joked that when Washington, who recently confirmed she was pregnant with her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, was pregnant with her first child during filming, they were constantly making her character stand in front of tables and chairs or hold weird objects like an accordion, guitar, and a "Condos for Sale" sign. He asked Rhimes if she had a game plan for this pregnancy and she responded, "Absolutely." Kimmel then jumped to the conclusion that he had "just stumbled upon something," and that was Pope being pregnant. "No, I don't know if you did or not. I'm not going to tell you," she said. Nice try though, Kimmel.
The host also asked Washington, "Who do you call first, your parents or Shonda, when you find out that you're pregnant?" "My parents don't want me to answer that," Washington replied with a laugh. "And then Shonda, do you pretend to be happy about this when Kerry calls?" he asked. "I get really, really excited," Rhimes admitted. "I like babies a lot." "Shonda really likes babies, more than dogs," said Washington. Well, should be a very happy set then!
Watch Washington and Rhimes talk about her pregnancy in the clip below.