Tony Goldwyn on 'Scandal' Romance: 'I'm Gonna Get That Girl'

by Meredith B. Kile 4:41 PM PDT, April 02, 2015
Playing Tony Goldwyn on 'Scandal' Romance: 'I'm Gonna Get That Girl'

Scandal fans and "Olitz" shippers were thrilled last week when Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) returned to wearing a silver ring given to her by her former lover, President Fitzgerald Grant, but is the pair finally back on track?

The Commander-in-Chief himself, actor Tony Goldwyn, stopped by the ET set to talk more about the star-crossed relationship and whether or not there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the pair.

"There is definitely hope," Goldwyn told ET’s Nischelle Turner. "I'm gonna get that girl."

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The actor was quick to couch his statement, admitting that he has no actual control over the show's storylines, just hope for what may happen.

"I have no idea if that's true, by the way, just my disclaimer," he said with a laugh. "But as far as I'm concerned, it's gonna happen."

While Goldwyn admits that the relationship between Fitz and Olivia is "dysfunctional," the chemistry between Goldwyn and Washington is certainly undeniable, even when the contentious world of Washington D.C. politics often keeps their characters apart.

"We both behave really badly a lot of the time," he admits. "But, Shonda Rhimes has a way of just reeling you back in, you know. We're terrible to each other. but, you know, you can't help it."

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The actor, who is the grandson of Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn (the "G" in MGM), recently appeared on TLC’s genealogical discovery show Who Do You Think You Are? to learn more about his mother’s side of the family. Goldwyn admits he was shocked to find that his great-great-great-grandparents had "perhaps not so progressive" views on Native Americans and African Americans.

"He did not view them as human beings in the same way that Europeans were," Goldwyn revealed. "[He] had this quote, which blew my mind when I heard it: 'The natural fade of indigenous people when they're in the face of civilization is to just simply melt away.'"

Goldwyn’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airs Sunday on TLC and Scandal airs Thursdays on ABC.

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Goldwyn recently talked to Ellen DeGeneres about co-starring on Scandal with her wife, Portia de Rossi and how long it's been since his character got down and dirty.

"Fitz has not had sex for a long time," Goldwyn joked. "Portia said to me the other day, she goes, 'It’s gonna happen by the end of the season...Tony you better start doing push-ups!'"

See more from the interview in the video below.