Kerry Washington Reveals the Best Part of Motherhood: 'I Have an Excuse to Watch Cartoons and Sing All Day'

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No shame! Kerry Washington loves returning to her childhood through her kids. The mother of two opened up on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night after host James Corden and fellow guest Alec Baldwin complained about having to watch too many cartoons with their kids.

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“I feel a little bit the opposite, like now that I have kids I have an excuse to watch cartoons and sing all day long and no one judges me,” the Scandal star, 40, gushed. “It’s great!”
So what are her kids, Caleb and Isabelle, into these days?

“Right now, it’s non-stop Moana in my house and Disney Jr. everything,” Washington revealed.

Things are a bit more challenging in Washington’s work life as her hit ABC series tries to navigate its often over-the-top storylines in the current political climate.

“It used to be on our show we were shocking. We did shocking storylines on Scandal. We’re like Little House on the Prairie compared to this administration,” Washington said.

When Corden asked her how her character Olivia Pope would handle President Donald Trump, she admitted she’d been asked the question before.
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“I always feel weird when people say that because I feel like we kind of got into this situation because we thought a fictional character on TV could fix things,” she quipped of former reality star Trump. “I feel like it’s up to us because I feel like that’s what democracy means. It’s not up to Olivia Pope. You have to fix it, we have to all fix it.”

For more from Washington, watch the clip below!