Kerry Washington Reacts to Tony Goldwyn Wanting Her on ‘Law & Order’


Kerry Washington is all for a reunion with Tony Goldwyn!

In an interview with ET’s Kevin Frazier, the actress reacted to news that her Scandal co-star has expressed an interest in having her join him on Law & Order, where he’s set to play the new district attorney in the wake of Sam Waterston’s exit from the series.

“This is the first time I’m hearing (that) breaking news,” Washington told ET. “Honestly, when Tony Goldwyn tells me to do something, usually the answer is yes. So we’ll just have to figure out the when and the how of it all.”

Washington and Goldwyn are a fan favorite pair after starring together on Scandal. The actress played Olivia Pope, a professional fixer who has an affair with President Fitzgerald Grant III (Goldwyn).

Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn pose together in May 2024.Victoria Sirakova/Getty Images

Whether a Law & Order appearance comes to fruition, Washington said that she’d love to welcome Goldwyn and her other Scandal castmates onto her show, UnPrisoned, which will debut its second season on July 17.

“From you’re mouth to God’s ears,” she said. “I would love to have our Scandal folks on here. I love our Scandal cast so much. So I’m always looking for opportunities to work with them and be with them.”

Washington executive produces and stars in the series as Paige, a relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad, Edwin (Delroy Lindo), gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son, Finn (Faly Rakotohavana).

“Season 2 is really fun because we take on the challenge of family therapy. My dad and my son and I, we all go into therapy with a very, very hilarious and unconventional therapist,” Washington said, before revealing that said therapist is played by none other than John Stamos. “He’s so funny and so endearing. Family therapy is hard, but we go for it.”

Following season 1’s “amazing fantasy sequence with a dance floor and a disco number,” Washington promised that “this year’s fantasy sequence tops that.”

“It’s crazy. It’s a lot… It’s fierce,” she teased.

Also in season 2, fans can expect the show to delve into Finn’s background, including meeting his father, who’s played by Oliver Hudson.

“He’s so amazing,” Washington gushed. “… He’s so, so funny. You get to see kind of why Paige didn’t end up with him but also why she did.”

Rakotohavana also sang Hudson’s praises, telling ET, “He plays a really funny guy. He is hilarious… I could not keep a straight face that entire scene. He just broke me every time. He’s a great dude. I enjoyed working with him.”

Paige’s inner child, who’s played by Jordyn McIntosh, also appears on the show’s sophomore season.

“I pop up when Paige is overwhelmed or overly anxious, or something’s going on, or Paige is not getting along with somebody else,” McIntosh explained. “And little Paige knows, like, ‘OK, I gotta do my job. Time to go.’ So I come in and then I tell her straight, like, ‘Go on, you need to do this.'” 

On top of everything going on, Paige is “trying to figure out if we can be friends” with her ex, Mal (Marque Richardson), who also happens to be Edwin’s case worker.

“Season 2 has to do with how we, the Alexander family, navigate this next phase of their relationship, this next phase of the family,” Lindo told ET. “… Without spoiling anything, it will take some unanticipated turns. The turns that we hope will be good, ultimately, for the family.”

All of that together has made for an incredible show, Brenda Strong, who plays Edwin’s on-and-off girlfriend, said.

“Tracy McMillan has done such a genius job of taking her pain, her family trauma, and serving it up in a beautiful platter of humanity for us all to explore and laugh at,” Strong told ET of the series’ creator, who based the show on her life. “At the same time, (viewers) go, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so relevant for so many families across America.'”

Season 2 of UnPrisoned premieres July 17 on Onyx Collective/Hulu.


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