Scandal Cast on The View 11-21-13 (includes OPA sneak peek)

Regarding the sneak peek - WTF is Joke’s purpose?  He went from laying around Olivia’s house to laying his saggy boobed ass around her office.  Shiftless.  Just shiftless.

Before They Were Famous: The Cast of Scandal

It’s hard to picture any of our gladiators before they were, well, all gladiated out. But everybody on Scandal had to start somewhere. I mean, we already know Scott Foley had an amazing Sweet Valley High cameo, but what about…

Tony Goldwyn guested on an important Designing Women. This historic 1987 episode, which spoke to AIDS miseducation and discrimination, also contained historic Tony Goldwyn hair.

Bellamy Young bounced around the law-procedural universe for a while, but my favorite stint of hers was for sure her blonde phase on Scrubs.

As for Josh Malina, I can’t’even take babyfaced David Rosen opposite Clint Eastwood in 1993’s In the Line of Fire.

Jeff Perry is Richard Katimsky. What I’m trying to say is, Cyrus was on My So-Called Life.

Guillermo Diaz, I had no idea you were part of one of my favorite Chappelle’s Show sketches! I’m not sure Huck would love that smarmy suit, though.

If you thought Quinn Perkins was a slick character name, now hear this: Katie Lowes’ once played a girl named Brandy Buffkins on a CW soap called Easy Money. The show was about a family that runs a high-interest loan business, which seems, uh, ambitious for the CW.

OK, so Darby Stanchfield was already well-established by this point, but I feel compelled to remind you guys that she was scandalous single-mom Helen Bishop in season one of Mad Men! I completely forgot.

Before Kerry Washington was handling national debacles, she handled mean girls at the club. Her client? Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance.

Holy crap, I absolutely saved the best for last. For some reason I expected Columbus Short to be very mysterious, super-difficult to track down. But it turns out that, along with Ryan Hansen(!), he was Trey, one of the dreamy Boyz N Motion from That’s So Raven. Have a great day, everybody.


  • I loved Mr. Katimsky so much!  And Jordan Catalano.
  • Helen Bishop was a badass.  Plus she saved Sally’s birthday party with a a frozen cake after Don took a runner cuz he hated his life.
  • PopCopy and WrapItUp are two classic Chapelle sketches.  PopCopy still cracks me up to this day.
  • I remember watching Tony on that episode of Designing Women first run back in middle school - I thought he had a lot of crazy clown hair but he was still very cute.  Age has done him even better though.

Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn Is a Real-Life Political Junkie Now hooked on Twitter, thanks to Kerry Washington

Who Tony Goldwyn
Age 53
Accomplishments Plays President Fitz Grant on ABC’s Scandal; co-creator and executive producer of upcoming WE TV series The Divide; appears in the film adaptation of Divergent, in theaters March 2014
Base New York and Los Angeles

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
The New York Times. I get it on my iPad. I used to get it in print, but I travel around so much that the online version is just easier. And that’s usually followed by NPR—Morning Edition, then All Things Considered in the afternoon.

You play the president of the United States on Scandal—do you follow D.C. political news?
Yeah, it happens to be an interest of mine anyway. I’ve spent time there advocating on different issues on the Hill and the White House, so I’m pretty familiar with that world, and was always a bit of a political junkie. Now, I’ll often read the Washington Post, and I don’t necessarily do Roll Call or The Hill or things like that, but sometimes I will if I’m looking for something specific.

Tell us about your social media habits.
I’m on Twitter, I don’t do Facebook, and I do a little bit of Instagram. Before Scandal, I was completely inept with social media. I felt it was something for my kids and not me. But I started doing Twitter about a year ago for Scandal. I’ve seen how powerful it can be, not only for our show but also the impact I can have promoting charities that I support.

[Scandal creator] Shonda Rhimes has been a big advocate of Twitter. Did she get you to sign up?
It was Shonda and Kerry Washington who really said that we had to get on Twitter to promote Scandal, and boy were they right. Every week, the whole cast live tweets the show—we actually commit two hours because we do it for the East Coast and the West Coast. It has become an event for Scandal fans. It’s brought them back to appointment viewing for network television at a time when most people are moving away from it.

Are you a TV junkie?
What I really like to do, speaking of non-appointment television, is binge watch. I’ll save a whole season of Breaking Bad or Mad Men or Game of Thrones or Parenthood. I tend to get really fixated on shows—right now, I’m really into Shameless and Southland, which I think is brilliant—so I just want to watch that rather than spend my evenings watching broadcast television.

How do you wind down before bed?
I literally can’t sleep if I don’t read before I go to bed. Right now, I’m reading Anna Karenina. I had never read the book. I like to alternate between nonfiction and fiction, so the next book on my list is A. Scott Berg’s book Wilson.

You’re in next year’s movie adaptation of Divergent. Are you a YA fan at all?
Not so much. I thought Divergent was great, but I only read it because I was doing the movie. It’s not really my genre. Even Harry Potter—I liked the books, but it wasn’t my thing.

What’s your favorite app?
I think the one I use the most is iAnnotate. It’s a PDF reading app where you can make annotations and work on a document. I find it incredibly useful and well thought out because I do a lot of work on scripts.