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Kerry Washington: 'I'm The Luckiest Broad In Hollywood'

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
5/7/2013 4:10pm EDT

Kerry Washington

Washington, who stars in Tyler Perry upcoming Peeples, says she never thought she'd become an actress.

"I imagined I'd be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity," she says. "I'd figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people."

Kerry adds that she never even dreamed of a career in showbiz.

"I was not that girl," she says. "I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."

Check out more of Kerry and read her full interview in the June issue of ELLE magazine, on newsstands everywhere May 21.

Kerry Washington

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