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Kerry Washington Talks Pregnancy Habits With Jimmy Kimmel

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2-28-2014 11-28-10 AM

Kerry Washington stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, after a new episode of “Scandal” premiered on the network. Expecting her first child with NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha, Kerry has the free pass to eat whatever her heart pleases. However, the very pregnant actress admits she continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle because she is still filming for the show. What a trooper!

Other than her healthy eating habits, Kerry revealed that her mother originally didn’t want her to pursue an acting career.

“My parents were devastated,” she told Kimmel when asked whether her kids would grow up to be actors. “My mother cried!”

Mama Washington wanted her daughter to be a lawyer… or a lawyer for actors, but little did she know that Kerry would be playing a role in the White House, both on screen and off set.

When Olivia Pope isn’t out resolving a political crisis, she takes part in the Arts & Humanities Committee at the White House, chaired by Michelle Obama. Although Kerry has never asked Mrs. Obama about her thoughts of the show, the first lady gladly admitted to binge-watching the first three seasons during her holiday vacation.

Can you blame her? The show is addicting!

You can see Kerry Washington and her growing baby bump at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, where she will be presenting an award for an extremely top-secret and very fun category. Hosted by Ellen Degeneres, coverage will begin at 7 p.m. EST with “Oscars Red Carpet Live!” on ABC.