Affairs, murder, blackmail. It's all part of Olivia Pope's work day on Scandal. There are so many exciting details that have gone into making ABC's hit TV drama. Did you know Olivia Pope is based on a real person worked for a former U.S. president, or that Kerry Washington had some seriously stiff competition for the lead role? From behind the scenes of the show to the actors' talents, here are facts that you never knew before.Next tine you turn on the show, you can smile to yourself and know all of these secret behind-the-scenes facts about Olivia Pope and the rest of the gang. Which Scandal trivia is the most interesting to you? Read on to find out which facts are the most Scandal-ous!
Olivia Pope is Based on a Member of the Bush Administration
The character of Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is based on former Deputy Press Secretary Judy Smith, who worked under President George H. W. Bush.
Bellamy Young is Smart. Like, Really Smart
Bellamy Young, who plays Mellie Grant, studied at Yale and Oxford.
Olivia Pope is Seriously Influential
In 2013, Time magazine named Olivia Pope the second most influential fictional character.
Guillermo Diaz Isn't So Serious in Real Life
That's right. He may play a serious character, but Guillermo Diaz was voted class clown in high school.