EXCLUSIVE: Tony Goldwyn Gushes About Kerry Washington as a Mom, Teases 'Scandal' Season Six
By Elisa Osegueda
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Tony Goldwyn is ready for the new season of Scandal!
ET’s Nischelle Turner caught up with the 56-year-old actor at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday where he was also on-hand to speak. The actor dished about the explosive new season and the parenting advice he shares with his co-star, Kerry Washington.
"The first script that Shonda wrote for the first episode of season six is ridiculous," said Goldwyn. "At the end of the table read ... I was just like, 'Can I just stop and say how awesome it is to have this job?' and everyone's like, 'Yeah, this is like better than high school.'"
"She's just brilliant and interested," added Goldwyn about the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes. "She is into it. It's not, 'Oh this works so we're going to do what we do.' She's like, 'What haven't we done? What can we do that is different? Where can we take this where we haven't taken it before?' and that's what she's doing. I'm super excited about it."
In regards to the future of his character, Fitzgerald Grant, Goldwyn believes he’s got a bright future ahead. He also revealed that the new season will pick up where it left off, during election season.
"All I can tell you is what I think Fitz, what I've always imagined Fitz wanted to do. I think he'll be so relieved not to be president and to be able to have an impact in people's lives without all of the horror, you know, that comes with being in the ring of power," Goldwyn said. "So I think I imagine him doing something like Jimmy Carter did. You know like the Clinton Foundation or the Carter Center.
"He will definitely be involved in trying to effect, influence public policy," he added. "But who knows what Shonda has in mind. For all I know I'll be president again."
Washington, who is expecting her second baby, recently told ET she was enjoying her hiatus from the hit ABC drama.
"I'll be going back to work in July," she said. "I'll be waddling my way around OPA [Olivia Pope & Associates]. Don't worry."
Goldwyn was quick to praise Washington for her loving and caring nature. He also admitted that they share a lot of parenting advice.
"We talk about it a lot. I'm always sensitive to give people advice because, what do I know? We talk about our kids and she's really, she's always pumping me," he admitted. "She’s thrown herself into motherhood with so much passion and enthusiasm and joy. And it's just a great thing to see."
"I saw her yesterday with her little bump and she's beautiful and very excited," he added. "Every day I walk in and she goes 'come here, come here, come here.' And she shows me a new picture of her daughter and a new video and it's great."
For more on Washington’s pregnancy check out the video below.