Can You Imagine Olivia Pope As Anyone Else Besides Kerry Washington?

Brace yourself Gladiators, but it’s true. There was another actress in the running before Kerry Washington stepped in. Respect this other actress, but I can’t imagine anyone else besides Washington as the professional fixer on Scandal.

Before I divulge who that is, I just wanted to quickly congratulate the 36-year-old actress. The Django Unchained star just tied the knot with San Fracisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in Blaine County, Idaho. Reportedly, Asomugha’s sister, Chisara Okwu Asomugha officiated the ceremony. They have been dating since summer 2012. This is Kerry’s first marriage, but she was previously engaged to actor David Moscow before breaking off the engagement in 2007.

Can you imagine Gabrielle Union as the fast-talking Pope? I can’t. Recently, the >Bring It On actress revealed she was in the running for the role but lost out to Washington. Oh well, everything happens for a reason. Union’s new BET show is off to a great start. Being Mary Jane scored huge ratings for its pilot episode. It was only behind America’s Got Talent for the evening in the coveted demo. That’s impressive for a show on cable network.

Did you watch Being Mary Jane? Are you a fan of Scandal? Do you think the show would’ve taken off if Union was Olivia Pope? And as a side note, doesn’t Kerry look fantastic on this month’s issue of Vanity Fair? Man, I love this woman. Nnamdi is one lucky guy. Sound off below.