SCANDAL: Joe Morton talks about his role in the final season – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

In Part 2 of our interview with Joe Morton, we go in for an exclusive conversation on how the actor feels about the end of SCANDAL, now in its seventh and final season Thursday nights on ABC. Morton recently took some time to play civil rights activist Dick Gregory in a production of TURN ME LOOSE at the Annenberg Center in Los Angeles, which may be revived elsewhere, and is in JUSTICE LEAGUE as Dr. Silas Stone. ASSIGNMENT X: So are you sad to be seeing SCANDAL wrap up, or do you feel like your character Rowan Pope has gotten […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: The cast gives the scoop on the final season

Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico)

In its seventh and final season, ABC’s Thursday-night Shonda Rhimes creation SCANDAL crosses over with ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, which Rhimes executive-produces. Specifically, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER’s lawyer Annaliese Keating, played by Emmy winner Viola Davis guests on SCANDAL opposite the latter series’ leading lady, the Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington, who plays D.C. political fixer Olivia Pope. Most of the SCANDAL characters have plenty of other things to worry about, but the cast is keenly aware of and excited about Davis’ visit. Actors Guillermo Diaz (Huck), George Newbern (Charlie) and Darby Stanchfield (Abby) discuss this, how […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Joe Morton on playing Rowan and the Final Season – Interview

Joe Morton is Rowan Pope in SCANDAL - Season 7 | ©2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s SCANDAL is now in its seventh and final season on Thursday nights. Shonda Rhimes created the series about Washington, D.C. fixer Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington in a twice-Emmy-nominated performance. Olivia’s morally flawed, superpower behind-the-scenes father Rowan Pope is played by Joe Morton, who won the 2013 Guest Actor Emmy for his work before he was made a SCANDAL regular. Morton, originally from New York, was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in the 1974 production of the musical RAISIN. He starred in the title role in filmmaker John Sayles’ cult film BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET […]Read On »

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CONFIRMATION: Wendell Pierce talks the HBO film – exclusive interview

CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO Home Video

Wendell Pierce stars as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s telefilm CONFIRMATION, which is Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for Kerry Washington’s performance as Anita Hill. In the fact-based CONFIRMATION, scripted by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, we see what happened during Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, when Hill came forward to say that the judge had sexually harassed her when she had previously worked as his assistant. Most people know the outcome of those events, but the controversy remains, years later. Pierce, who costarred in the film […]Read On »

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CONFIRMATION: Rick Famuyiwa discusses the Clarence Thomas hearings – exclusive interview

Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO

Rick Famuyiwa (whose feature helming credits include DOPE and THE WOOD) is the director of HBO’s new film CONFIRMATION, premiering Saturday night, April 16. CONFIRMATION is a drama, written by executive producer Susannah Grant, about the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas, played in the film by Wendell Pierce. Lawyer Anita Hill, played in CONFIRMATION by executive producer Kerry Washington, came forward at the time to testify that Thomas had sexually harassed her when she previously worked for him. Famuyiwa gives an exclusive interview to Assignment X about his take on this controversial chapter in American history. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jeff Perry on SCANDAL Season 3 and more

Jeff Perry in SCANDAL - Season 3 - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" | ©2013 ABC/Richard Cartwright

ABC’s SCANDAL, which has its third-season finale Thursday April 17 at 10 PM, is famous for its plot twists. Knowing series creator Shonda Rhimes, the episode will be a cliff-hanger that leaves everyone in some kind of peril. White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene, played by Jeff Perry, has already been through plenty this season, what with losing his husband (James Bucatinsky) to murder, losing the trust of President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and almost losing his mind. Perry, a veteran actor from Illinois, previously played a recurring role for Rhimes on GREY’S ANATOMY and was a series regular on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Joe Morton on the 45TH ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS

Joe Morton at The Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with Syfy's EUREKA, | ©2012 Sue Schneider

On Saturday, Feb. 22, TV One will live-telecast NAACP’s 45th ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS ceremony, honoring multi-cultural excellence in motion pictures, television, recording, literature, documentaries and writing and directing. The NAACP remains a preeminent civil rights organization, but the Image Awards have taken on something of a life of their own. One of the Image presenters will actor Joe Morton, who is also a nominee in the Television Supporting Actor in Drama for his work on ABC’s SCANDAL, now in its third season, Thursdays at 10 PM. Morton plays spymaster Rowan Pope, father of the series heroine Olivia Pope, portrayed by […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tony Goldwyn teases SCANDAL Season 3

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 -"A Woman Scorned" | ©2013 ABC/Danny Feld

At ABC’s party for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton, a lot of SCANDAL cast and producers are hanging out together at one end of the ballroom, celebrating star Kerry Washington’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama nomination and the show’s overall success in general. Naturally, no one – certainly not Tony Goldwyn, who plays U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant – is going to give out any Season 3 spoilers. However, he is willing to tease Fitz’s state of mind following the bombshell events that ended Season 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Are all of the things that happened in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCANDAL star Tony Goldwyn Talks Season 2

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

On ABC’s SCANDAL, renewed for a third season and airing its Season 2 finale tonight, Thursday May 16, U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn, has responded to an ultimatum by his wife Mellie (Bellamy Young) by leaving her for the love of his life, crisis management expert Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). What will happen next on the show created by Shonda Rhimes? Stay tuned. Los Angeles native Goldwyn, a grandson of famed producer/studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn, divides his career between acting and directing. On stage, he won an Obie for his work as a performer in THE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCANDAL star Columbus Short on the hit ABC series

Columbus Short in SCANDAL - Season 2 - "Snake in the Garden" | ©2013 ABC/Danny Feld

On SCANDAL, the Shonda Rhimes-created series in its second season Thursday nights at 10 on ABC, it seems like everybody is in a constant state of crisis. There are assassinations, election-rigging, adultery, lies, heartbreak, you name it. But then, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) of Washington,D.C.’s Pope & Associates is an expert fixer, so things in her world would be pretty intense even if she weren’t in an on-again/off-again affair with the married President of the United States (Tony Goldwyn). Fortunately, Olivia has people on her team she can turn to, especially Columbus Short’s lawyer character Harrison Wright. Harrison used lies […]Read On »

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