On the evening of November 17, 2017 the cast of Scandal gathered at the Vulture Festival in the AT&T Studio, West Hollywood, California for a Scandal question and answer panel.
The Gladiators are hanging up their white hats, but before they do, join them at Vulture Festival where they’ll discuss Scandal’s final season and a look back on the series that changed everyone’s view on how things really get done in Washington. The Hollywood Roosevelt – AT&T Studio: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to The AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder) - Vulture Festival
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Is Washington's character, Olivia Pope, (not to mention the rest of the characters) redeemable, or has her “soft, chewy center” hardened for good?
“We were talking about this yesterday on set and Josh [Malina] made the point of like, ‘Do these horrible people deserve a happy ending?’”Tony Goldwyn (THR)
For his part, Malina (who joked that he’s “a big proponent of Red Wedding 2” as a possible ending to the series), sees major parallels to our current political situation in that Scandal fans still love Olivia and company
“I think what makes [the show] so apt as a reflection of the contemporary political scene, is that it takes a cavalcade of monstrous characters and makes you root for them and I think that’s not a bad description of the current political state. We have some of the most vile people running the government that we’ve ever had... and yet there’s a substantial percentage of the American populace that continues to root for them.”Joshua Malina (THR)
For Young, who stars as President Mellie Grant, just seeing a woman in the White House, fictional or not, resonates.
“[The show is] acclimating the country to seeing females in power, I think the genesis was watching Quinn [played by Katie Lowes] become in charge of QPA… and being pregnant in the workplace. ... There are a lot of lady presidents [on TV] right now, and I think it matters. Shonda’s thing is always, if you can see it, you can be it.”Bellamy Young (THR)
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