When real and fictional political worlds collide! Hillary Clinton delighted the cast of Scandal when she stopped by the set of the political drama on Monday evening (Feb. 23), taking Kerry Washington (a.k.a crisis manager Olivia Pope) by surprise as the presidential candidate took in a taping.
Kerry shared a photo on Instagram of the Democratic contender meeting cast and crew members as she happily looked on. The TV star captioned the photo, “A good friend came by set today. Proud to say... #imwithher.”
The 39-year-old actress followed up the post with a solo shot of herself and the former Secretary of State. The two women looked Capitol Hill-ready in their professional indigo and green oufits.
Kerry wasn’t the only member of the Scandal family who met the former first lady. Actor Scott Foley, who plays Jake Ballard on the drama series, snapped a selfie during Hillary’s visit along with costar Tony Goldwyn. Perhaps the White House hopeful was getting some advice from the latter's character, President Fitz?
“So, this happened while I was directing tonight. No big deal. #imwithher,” Scott penned as the photo caption.
Likewise, Darby Stanchfield, who portrays Abby Whelan, managed to take a selfie with the 68-year-old political figure, joining her castmates in sharing her excitement over the show’s unexpected visitor.
She wrote, “Wow! Look who stopped by the set of #Scandal tonight!”
Hillary was in the Los Angeles area on Monday fundraising prior to the ABC set visit. The stars of the drama series are the latest string of celebrities who have taken to social media to share their encounter with the presidential candidate. Just last week the Democratic hopeful met pop star Britney Spearsin Las Vegas.