Maintaining privacy in Hollywood has always been very important to Kerry Washington.

So when she went into labor before giving birth to her baby girl, Isabella, on a Thursday night last April, the actress continued her weekly tradition of live-tweeting her show Scandal so no one would suspect she was at the hospital!

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Kerry as Olivia Pope on ‘Scandal.’

“Every Thursday within three weeks of my daughter Isabelle’s due date, I loaded up pre-tweets based on the episodes and what I would want to say. I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor,” she confessed in the new issue of ‘The Edit.’

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“I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!” Kerry — who is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha — added.

After welcoming Isabelle on April 21, 2014, Kerry and her husband managed to keep the news of their daughter’s birth a secret for nearly a month after she was born.

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Kerry on the cover of ‘The Edit.’

On ‘Scandal,’ the star portrays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to the President of the United States. For her performance on the hit political thriller, Kerry has received nominations for two Emmys, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe.

“I love her. To me she’s like family, and with family, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you love them no matter what. I don’t always agree with her choices, but I have a lot of compassion for them,” she said of her character.

Kerry spoke to Net-A-Porter’s ‘The Edit.’