Actress Kerry Washington takes the cover story of American Marie Claire‘s November 2018 edition captured by fashion photographer Thomas Whiteside. In charge of styling was Solange Franklin, with beauty from hair stylist Takisha, makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, and manicurist Tom Bachik.
“I am drawn to stories that I feel allow us a window into worlds we normally don’t have access to and give voice to characters that we tend to look away from as a society, stories that make us pause and consider the other and see ourselves in the other. It’s my homework to three-dimensionalize a character, which often in my career hasn’t been fully three-dimensionalized in the writing. For a lot of people, my characters may be the very few black women that they spend time with. So for me to paint her in any way flat or stereotypical or within the framework of social norms or our habits of not fully taking in women of color and walking by them—I have a responsibility to do something different.” – Washington for Marie Claire US.