The A Wrinkle In Time event was a whirlwind of fun, excitement, and so much more. One of my favorite parts was being able to spend quality time with Bellamy Young, our favorite fictional president from Scandal. Bellamy was our last interview of the day, and had us all on cloud nine by the end of our time with her. I quickly added a few more reasons to love Bellamy Young, even though as a scandal fan, I already had a pretty long list.
Bellamy Is All About Comfort
When asked Bellamy is she’s about #ThatSuitLife off screen, she gave us a big no way. She said she’s all about the “comfort pants” during her down time, and joked that it cost at least a thousand dollars whenever a woman has to leave the house because of all the makeup and trendy clothing we have to rock just to go to the grocery store.
Mellie Deserves Love – But May Not Get It
Bellamy has played the amazing flawed Mellie Grant for 7 seasons of Scandal. I just had to ask her if she thought her character deserved love after enduring so much over these past years. She shared with us that “deserves” is a tough word, but she does wish it for Mellie. Bellamy says the only problem is it would be hard for Mellie to do what’s needed in a relationship, so finding love may not happen for her. Yes, even with Marcus.
“Do I want it for her? I do. Just because I have a deep fondness for her light and fire, and I’m just so proud of her; she got her dream. But do I see her putting in the deep and honest work to have a reciprocating relationship? No, I don’t.”
Bellamy’s Taking The Presidential Pen
When asked what prop she hopes to take with her once Scandal wraps, Bellamy says she’s taking the Presidential pen! She plans to sign all of her checks for every bill with her collection of Presidential pens. Ha!
“I’m going to write with a presidential pen for the rest of my life. I’m gonna take them all.”
She’s Elated About Scandal The Crossover Episode
When asked what she thought about Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder having crossover episodes, Bellamy shared the excitement she felt when she realized she’d get to work with the amazing Viola Davis.
“The story is so immaculate. It just had to happen. I got to act with Viola Davis, ya’ll. There was other stuff happening that day, and it was right before Christmas. I was trying to plan to get out to North Carolina and it was like, ‘I cannot focus on this, because I have a day with Viola Davis.’ I can’t wait to see how it turned out.”
If you have time, be sure to head to the ABC app to catch up on episodes of Scandal season 7, before tonight.
How To Get Away With Scandal Crossover Event starts tonight, 3/1 at 9pmEST/8c!
Be sure you tune into tonight’s crossover episodes on Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. Here’s a breakdown of each episode:
“Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” – In the midst of moving on from the White House, Olivia gets an unexpected visitor in criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia’s recent fall from political grace, it’s going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Viola Davis and Aja Naomi King guest star.
“Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” – As Annalise’s class-action case hangs in the balance, a meeting with the esteemed Washington D.C. fixer, Olivia Pope, proves to be crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation’s highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon that threatens to expose what really happened during night he was shot, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Kerry Washington and Cornelius Smith Jr. guest star.
Check out the trailer: