Scandal fans, are we ready to meet Olivia Pope’s mother?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Khandi Alexander (Treme, CSI: MIAMI) is all set for a recurring role on the ABC hit political drama series as the scandal fixer’s mom, Maya Lewis.
In previous seasons, we were led to believe Lewis was deceased until last week when Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Jake (Scott Foley) discovered the truth behind her existence and association with President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn).
“You can only imagine what that would be like to find out that your mother did not die in the way that you thought she died,” Goldwyn told THR of the upcoming episodes.
It’s going to really complicate [Olivia and her father's, Rowan, relationship] because Rowan remains a very dangerous person. It’s not like everyone can just expose him or take him out. It becomes a very volatile and dangerous situation. You can imagine how devastating it is for Olivia.
Think Shonda Rhimes chose the perfect person for the role? Avid Scandal viewer/fellow blogger Luvvie, of Awesomely Luvvie might disagree. Following last week’s episode, she listed veteran actresses like Lynn Whitfield, Phylicia Rashad, Valarie Pettiford, and Jenifer Lewis as strong candidates for the role.