Exclusive Interview: SCANDAL Cast Talk Passing The A**Hole Test & Filming A Musical Episode

Posted by: cnikky

Scandal cast

SCANDAL has quickly become the hottest show on television.  The fast paced drama created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) is about a “fixer” named Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her staff of “gladiators” played by Columbus Short, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield and Katie Lowes who solve problems, before they become a bigger problem.  But, the show wouldn’t be as juicy without the steamy affair between Kerry Washington’s character and the President of the United States, played by Tony Goldwyn.  To round out the exciting cast, Bellamy Young plays the first lady, Jeff Perry is the Chief Of Staff and Joshua Malina is the Attorney that is always going to bat with Pope and Associates.

Scandal Tony Goldwyn

CNikky and our associates EURweb spoke to the cast during the 2013 NAACP Image Awards, where the show won for best drama.  Since,they looked like a big singing group during the interview, we thought it would be fun to ask them if they would ever do a musical episode?

“We dance, we actually do dance a lot!  ”

“Columbus, if it’s a good Friday, he actually does a stripper dance at wrap. BODY ROLL!  I gotta hang up the body roll. ”

“We’re going to do a GLEE-SCANDAL…a SCANDALEE….a GLEEDAL!”

Scandal Bellamy

During Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Shonda Rhimes on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Shonda revealed that she conducts an “A**Hole Test” with all of her cast members before she hires them.  So…we wanted to know what that test entails?

“They like watch you from like one sided glass, it’s like more of a character study.  You don’t know they’re watching you…but they’re watching you.  You know what I mean, so Shonda’s just kind of watching you from above, like God-Like.”

Too funny!  SCANDAL airs every Thursday night at 9pm on ABC!

Watch the interview below:

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