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Scandal's Kerry Washington: Olivia's 'Different' in Wake of Abortion, Breakup

Get ready for a drastically altered Olivia Pope when Scandal returns next month.

Speaking to reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour, where she was promoting her role as Anita Hill in the HBO biopic Confirmation, Kerry Washington teased that Olivia has “definitely changed” in the wake of November’s back-to-back abortion/breakup bombshells.

“What happened at the end of the winter finale [represented] a huge decision for her,” shared the actress, “and she’s a different woman because of it.”

Scandal resumes its fifth season on Thursday, Feb. 11.