Kerry Washington has admitted she doesn't think she'd have had children if it wasn't for her character on 'Scandal'.
The 41-year-old actress is mother to three-year-old Isabelle and 17-month-old son Caleb - both of whom she has with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha - and has said if it wasn't for Olivia Pope, her character in the ABC drama series, she doesn't think she'd have the "courage" to be a parent.
Speaking about Olivia ahead of 'Scandal's final ever episode - which airs on April 19 - the actress said: "The thing that's really fun for me about saying goodbye to a character is they kind of live in you. There will be things that Olivia Pope has given me that always stay with me. She's changed me.
"I don't know if I would have had kids at this point in my life if she didn't make me feel like anything is possible. I feel like she's given me a lot of courage. So I'll keep that courage. I'm going to have to say bye to the Prada purses but not goodbye to the courage and the courage is more important."
And Kerry hopes 'Scandal' will leave a mark on the television landscape, after it broke new ground by casting a black female lead.