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Kerry Washington has been having quite the year, from being named the best dressed woman in the world, to snagging the covers of Vanity Fair, People, Glamour and Essence – and she’s looked flawless every single time. This time, however, Photoshop may have gotten the best of our lovely Kerry.

The rumored expectant mom is the latest cover girl for Lucky magazine’s December 2013/January 2014 issue, and we can’t say this is one of our favorites. But what does make up for the lackluster cover is an interview that gives us a look at Kerry’s dazzling personality. Even if they did airbrush her features away, her spark still remains.

Check out the excerpts below as Kerry talks about Olivia Pope’s fashion sense, and FINALLY opens up about her and husband Nnamdi Asomugha’s wedding bands.

On her acting journey: 

“It’s a miracle to even work in this industry. I didn’t become an actress to be on the cover of magazines. That was always a little scary to me. What I love about acting is the craft of becoming different people and telling a story.”

On Olivia Pope’s sense of fashion: 

“People always come up to me and say, ‘Oh, I want Olivia’s closet,’ and I’m like, ‘Me too!’ Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show.”

“There are shows where every time you see the character she’s in a different piece, and it’s like a fashion event,” she says. “I didn’t want that. I wanted Olivia to be a real person. We will always buy new pieces, but on every episode we try to use at least one piece that you’ve seen before, whether it’s a suit jacket or pants or a pair of shoes.” 

On her wedding rings:

“I never wanted to have a ring that I would feel uncomfortable riding the subway with”—and that she keeps her rings on at all times. “My wedding band and engagement ring are the only things I can say that I wear every day,” she says, a little unsure if she’s over-sharing. “I pin them to my clothing on set. That way, I always have them with me.”

That’s actually very, very adorable. Now, can we get a husband and wife red carpet appearance?

SOURCE: Lucky Magazine

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