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