10 Surprising Fun Facts about Scandal ...

By Vanessa

Think you're a Scandal super-fan? Put your knowledge to the test by checking out this list of fun facts about Scandal:


Bellamy Young (The First Lady) only had to speak two lines before landing the role.

2 Auditions for Olivia

Gabrielle Union auditioned for the role of Olivia Pope. Can you imagine how the show would be with her?

3 Shooting Location

Scandal is entirely shot in L.A. and uses fake Washington D.C. backdrops! Pretty convincing, huh?

4 Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz (who plays Huck) is openly gay in real life.

5 Dancing

Did you know that Columbus Short (who played Harrison) was the choreographer for Britney Spears' “In the Zone” tour?! WHAT?! He was also a backup dancer for Brandy back in the day.

6 Crossroads

Since we're talking about Britney, did you know that Shonda Rhimes, the “Scandal” creator, wrote “Crossroads”?!

7 Music

The show’s music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas (who does a fabulous job), also worked on hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, and The OC.

8 The Jewelry

Ever noticed how Olivia only wears gold Movado watches? Well, that's because Kerry Washington is a spokesperson for the brand!

9 Offered Roles

Khandi Alexander (Olivia's mom) and Columbus Short were both offered their roles without even having to audition for them.

10 Inspiration for Olivia

The inspiration behind Olivia Pope? Real-life crisis management consultant, Judy Smith. Smith is a co-executive producer on the show and has represented Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick, and more.

Were you surprised by any of these facts?

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