Tony Goldwyn Wants Hillary Clinton To Guest Star On 'Scandal' & She’s Not The Only Powerful Woman He Admires
When it comes to any Shonda Rhimes show, there is never any shortage of powerful female characters, and Scandal is certainly no exception. From the fiercely independent Olivia Pope to the badass antics of Abby and Quinn, women have become this show's bread and butter. And according to Tony Goldwyn, who plays Fitz on the series, it's something he'd like to see even more of in the form of 2016's presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Bustle recently had a chance to catch up with Goldwyn at the 2015 Matrix Awards, where he revealed how much he'd love to see Hillary (along with several other strong female figures) come on as a future guest star. And I gotta say, I kind of love the idea.
"Hilary Clinton, come on," Goldwyn listed as one of his top Scandal cameo picks. "Michelle [Obama] would be awesome. Oprah would be pretty good. How about that?" Yes, yes, and hell yes, is all I have to say on the matter. I mean, any of these ladies would be a perfect (albeit temporary) addition to the ABC hit's ensemble. We're talking about a show that highlights just how strong and powerful women can be in the political arena, which is something that everyone in this country needs to be well aware, especially as the coming election approaches. And if anyone knows how to handle such a topic, it's Olivia Pope.
Speaking of which, Scandal's love of powerful women is very on par with what the Matrix Awards is all about, which seeks to honor outstanding women in the communications industry. So since Goldwyn was there as one of the event's presenters (he was honoring Elle Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Robbie Myers), I asked which of his female costars he'd love to see honored there if he could. And here's a hint: it's very in keeping with our love for Olitz.
"Wow, they are all incredible," Goldwyn stated. "But I'd have to say Kerry [Washington]. She's just extraordinary." The actor went on to explain: "You know, in a lot of ways, a lot like Robbie Myers — who we're honoring today — she's someone who does so many things at the same time and does it with such grace and humility and she gets it done. Kerry's an incredible human being." Say it with me now: "Awww!!!"
Of course, Fitz, much like Goldwyn himself, has nothing but admiration for his on-screen leading lady. Fitz always turns to Liv for advice and values her opinion above all others. So is it safe to say that this President is a feminist? "Oh god, no question. Of course," Goldwyn responded. Then he certainly still has my vote. Hats off to you, my friend!