[post_page_title]Taraji P. Henson vs. Kerry Washington[/post_page_title]
Taraji P. Henson dominated the world of Hollywood after playing the role of Brad Pitt’s mother in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her part was so successful that Taraji was nominated for an Academy Award.
However, when the chance to appear in Scandal as Olivia Pope rolled around, Taraji wasn’t so lucky. The character ended up being played by Kerry Washington. Even though she missed out on the role, Taraji has since admitted the character was basically written for Kerry, and fit her like a glove.