Kerry Washington as Anita Hill: Get a First Look at HBO's Confirmation

Kerry Washington Anita Hill

Anyone else wondering what Olivia Pope might have to say about this first look at Kerry Washington fielding questions in HBO’s Confirmation?

The Scandal star will play Anita Hill — a lawyer who worked as an adviser to the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and who later was called upon to testify about reports he had sexually harassed her — in the upcoming dramatization of Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings.

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Wendell Pierce (The Wire) will play Thomas in a cast that also includes Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) as current United States Vice President Joe Biden, who oversaw the hearings; Jennifer Hudson (Empire) as witness Angela Wright; Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire) as Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree; and Alison Wright (The Americans) as Thomas’ wife, attorney Virginia “Ginni” Thomas.

In the following sneak preview shot, Washington’s Hill looks rather harried as she stands in front of a bunch of microphones, ostensibly at a press conference and begging the question: Where the heck is a good fixer when you need one?

Take a good look at the photo, then hit the comments with your thoughts: Will you watch Washington & Co. in the historical flick? 



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  1. B says:

    Kerry deserves an Emmy if they wont award her for her performance on Scandal this should do the trick Best Leading Actress in A Miniseries

  2. kirads09 says:

    No thanks. Complete pass on this one, as well as FX’s OJ Simpson one. These events were ridiculous enough to go through IRL. I have ZERO interest in “reliving” them.