President Fitzgerald Grant III and Olivia Pope are again and higher than ever, due to Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington.
The previous Scandal stars reunited and recreated their iconic “Hello,” scene from the finale — full with President Fitz and Olivia’s music (“The Gentle,” by The Album Leaf) taking part in within the background.
“Hello 👋🏾 D.C #Olitz is prepared for you ❤️” Washington, 46, captioned the video from Wednesday, September 27. Within the clip, the actress walked down a hallway earlier than knocking on a door. After the door opened to disclose Goldwyn, 63, the duo whispered, “Hello,” to one another earlier than beginning to chuckle.
Washington and Pope performed President Fitz and D.C. fixer Olivia on Scandal for seven seasons from 2012 to 2018. Throughout the sequence’ second season, Scott Foley was launched as Jake Ballard, who accomplished the present’s love triangle.
Naturally, Foley, 51, weighed in on his former costars’ reunion.
“ … I don’t get it,” he commented on Washington’s Instagram put up, poking enjoyable at the truth that his character didn’t find yourself with Olivia within the Scandal finale. (Sorry, Crew Jake followers.)
Scandal viewers will recall that Jake and Fitz have been typically at odds over Olivia’s coronary heart. In the long run, she didn’t “stand within the solar” with Jake, moderately opted to maneuver to seemingly stay fortunately ever after with Fitz.
Wednesday’s Scandal reunion got here amid the discharge of Washington’s memoir, Thicker Than Water, which dropped on Tuesday, September 26. For the Washington, D.C. cease of her e book tour, the actress recruited Goldwyn for a dialog hosted on the Lisner Theater at George Washington College.
Regardless of not working collectively on Scandal anymore, Washington and Goldwyn have remained shut. Actually, Washington even celebrated Goldwyn’s birthday with a candy social media put up in Might.
“I informed @tonygoldwyn that #Olitz is trending on TikTok for his birthday,” she wrote on Instagram on the time. “He’s clearly VERY excited (swipe to see 👃🏾😜). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY!!!! Love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO a lot! XOXOXOXOXO #ScandalFam.”
Goldwyn, for his half, has spoken about Washington in varied interviews over time, even gushing over the “subliminal connection” between them.
“She is — along with being the most effective actresses in America — a rare crew chief on our present. She approaches her work with this ferocious enthusiasm and work ethic that’s under no circumstances self-serious. She units an instance for all of us of how one can be enjoyable and work laborious,” Goldwyn informed Glamour in 2013. “So working along with her is simply — you’re all the time challenged by her and impressed. With some actors, you find yourself speaking in regards to the scenes, figuring it out. Kerry and I by no means have to speak about something.”
He continued, “We all the time appear to be coming from the identical place, and each of us are actors who are likely to throw ourselves into no matter we’re doing. We simply actually belief one another, and it’s all the time thrilling, I feel.”