Kerry Washington has a lot to talk about with Marc, but it’s appropriate that they spend the first portion of their conversation singing the praises of Lynn Shelton. Kerry talks about what Lynn brought to Little Fires Everywhere, but they also discuss how the treatment of race was different on the show than it was in the book and why that adjustment was so important to Kerry. She tells Marc about her childhood in the Bronx, her feeling of being “the other” in high school, and her determination to tell stories that amplify voices that are otherwise unheard. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
“Little Fires Everywhere” star Kerry Washington explains why local elections are just as important as national ones, and is later joined by ACLU deputy director Brigitte Amiri to discuss “The Fight” documentary.Then, everyone’s favorite diva Muppet Miss Piggy catches up with Whoopi Goldberg and shares about her new career venture “Muppets Now” on Disney+ series.In Hot Topics, the co-hosts react to to Pres. Trump suggesting delaying the presidential election, look back on the mishaps of working from home, and more.
Kerry Washington has a habit of playing strong women, from Anita Hill in the 2016 film Confirmation to her seven-season run as Olivia Pope on the hit show Scandal. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist talks to Washington about how starring in that show changed her life, her role in the Broadway play turned Netflix movie American Son, and why her parents didn't want her to become an actor. (Original broadcast date: November 10, 2019)