Taraji P. Henson Auditioned for Kerry Washington’s Role in ‘Scandal’

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Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Reynolds swapped nightmare audition stories during Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

While the “Deadpool” star “auditioned and failed” for a Coen brothers film, Henson was up for the role of Olivia Pope in Shonda Rhimes’ ABC hit “Scandal,” which Kerry Washington ultimately nabbed.

The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 5, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on PBS SoCal on Jan. 3.