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 —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