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Taraji P. Henson Auditioned To Play Olivia Pope On Scandal

Taraji P. Henson has always been a star but with the recent success of FOX’s ‘Empire’ her star has risen to meteoric heights. Now, the actress now known as Cookie reveals that she auditoned for the role of Olivia Pope before Kerry Washington.

Via BuzzFeed reports:

In a recent interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez, Taraji P. Henson revealed that she auditioned for the role of Olivia Pope.

She explained,

“When I went in to read for Shonda Rhimes, in my mind I was like, ‘This is Kerry Washington. Why am I even in here?’ Not that I didn’t try to get it, but it was hers. It was hers and she’s great in it.”

She hasn’t heard anything about it, but when asked if she would have an Anika v. Cookie style throw down with Oprah she said,

“I wouldn’t want to get into a fist fight with Oprah! No ma’am, no sir!”

While Taraji may have been a good Olivia, there’s no way anyone else could play Cookie

Could you have seen Taraji playing President’s Fiz’s boo on Scandal???

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