Fresh off her appearance at the 2013 Met Gala on Monday, the 36-year-old Scandal star has landed the June cover of ELLE magazine as the “Hottest Woman on TV.” Striking a pose in a cashmere cardigan and sexy plaid shorts by Marc Jacobs, Washington speaks on the life she thought she’d be living, as opposed to being a Hollywood star.
“I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity,” she admitted. “I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people.”
But we all know how that turned out. One monster ABC series and a few box office hits later, Washington is sitting high on the A-list.
“I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie â€”I don’t get to ask for more,” she said.
Check out more photos from her spread, shot by Horst Diekgerdes, after the jump!
Photos courtesy of Horst Diekgerdes/ELLE