“There’s buzz she might get nominated for an Oscar too for her role in a very scary movie that was inspired by real-life events,” Kimmel noted.
He then played the clip from the movie Group Text in which a very pregnant Washington, 39, who is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, is seen sitting on her couch in her PJs watching a movie when her phone lights up and dings.
It’s a group message from her friends asking her to go out. But even when she says she can’t, they keep texting. So she turns her phone off, but that doesn’t work. Then she flushes it down the toilet, but it reappears. So she shoots it with a gun Olivia Pope style, but it magically reassembles itself in the form of the devil emoji.
Though she didn’t really star in the fake horror film with “Oscar buzz,” Washington certainly has been keeping busy.
News of her second pregnancy broke in May, but that hasn’t stopped the actress from getting back to work on the hit ABC drama, Scandal. But her co-star, Tony Goldwyn, has noticed a change in Washington since she’s become a mother.
"She’s thrown herself into motherhood with so much passion and enthusiasm and joy. And it's just a great thing to see,” Goldwyn told ET in July. "I saw her yesterday with her little bump and she's beautiful and very excited. 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."