OnlyOnAOL: Kerry Washington shares major news, talks Met Ball

Kerry Washington's Involvement with Purple Purse
Kerry Washington's Involvement with Purple Purse

By: Donna Freydkin

Olivia Pope is back in fighting form on "Scandal," which anchors ABC's Thursday night lineup. And she calls the May 5 episode something no one should miss. Especially given our fraught presidential election, and the fact that Donald Trump appears to be the presumptive GOP candidate.

"You know I can't tell you. But tomorrow's episode, particularly in this election year – the episode is titled 'Trump Card.' To me it's one of the most important episodes we've ever made. I'm so moved that I get to be a part of this show," says Washington, saying she cried during the table read.

She's been all over the news of late, with speculation about her second pregnancy. Can we go ahead and confirm it? "Sure," she says.

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Plus, she was stupendously dramatic and gothic in Marc Jacobs at Monday's Met Gala. She had her eye on the dress since Fashion Week.

"When I saw the show – I didn't know I was going with Marc yet to the Met Ball – I emailed them to say I had to wear that dress. It felt really fun. It felt timeless. I knew the exhibition wasn't going to be about computers. It was really about using technology to maintain a sense of timeless fashion and design. That dress felt timeless to me," she says.