Kerry Washington Says She Doesn’t Recognize Herself on the Cover of Adweek

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You know the Photoshopping is serious when the person who was Photoshopped says they don’t even recognize themselves. In a recent post to her Instagram, Scandal star Kerry Washington revealed that while she is excited to be featured on the cover of Adweek, she was “taken aback by the cover”:

Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot. In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters–who doesn’t love a filter?!? And I don’t always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it’s a valuable conversation. Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It’s an unfortunate feeling.

Washington also elaborated on key points being left out in her interview:

There are a few things we discussed in the interview that were left out. Things that are important to me (like: the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team) and I’ve been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum.

Considering that Washington is the star of a network television show and has partnerships with Neutrogena, OPI, and Movado, and ads with Apple Music, she certainly has a lot of professional experience and advice to share, no matter the platform.