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!
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.’
“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.
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.’