The only thing more scandalous than Kerry Washington's hit show is her new cover for Vanity Fair. The actress opens up about playing Olivia Pope, and how she feels she has inspired so many women. She says it's amazing to have so many women, including white women, come up to her and admit they want to be like her character on Scandal, Olivia Pope. One woman who also wanted to be Olivia Pope? Gabrielle Union! The actress admits that she lost out on the part but can thank Kerry for allowing her to find her new role on BET's new summer show, Being Mary Jane.