Hey, isn’t that … members of the cast of ABC’s political drama “Scandal” at work (filming) and at play (gallery visits!) in Washington this weekend?
Cast and crew of the long-running show, which is wrapping up filming of its seventh and final season, were spotted shooting scenes along the Mall and in front of the White House on Saturday. Star Kerry Washington was snapped by onlookers wearing the white coat that her character — drama-prone Washington “fixer” Olivia Pope — has made a signature. Actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays former president Fitz Grant, was wearing a decidedly post-Oval Office look of jeans and a blazer.
But it wasn’t all work for the “Scandal” gang: Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday also noticed actors Josh Malina (“Scandal’s” resident attorney general) and George Newbern (who plays a lovable former spy/hit man) among the throngs checking out the new portraits of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The casually dressed duo posed for pix with fans. (Unclear whether they ran into fellow TV star Stephen Colbert, who was also spotted at the Smithsonian museum this weekend.)
And Washington and Goldwyn ran into friendly faces, too, posing for a picture with Valerie Jarrett, the former top adviser to President Obama, and Jarrett’s daughter, CNN reporter Laura Jarrett. “Look who we found! Gonna miss seeing these two every Thursday on @ScandalABC,” Jarrett posted on Twitter.