The cast members are reuniting for the Oct. 26 episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? They talk about inspiring a generation to attend college and fondly recall how creator Bill Cosby ends conversations.
Oprah: Where Are they Now? airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on OWN. Other upcoming episodes feature Raven-Symoné (Oct. 5), Vivica A. Fox (Oct. 12), and Charice (Oct. 19).
When working with Kerry Washington and Elliot Staples (Senior VP of Design at The Limited) to design the “aspirational, sophisticated and feminine” collection, Paolo says, she was delighted by how easy the process was. “We really didn’t have any challenges with this collection! The whole adventure has been fun, exciting and honestly just a joy,” she says. “The woman who will wear this collection is polished and sophisticated — a professional with an accomplished sense of style.”
Washington echoed the sentiment, saying, “I truly admire Lyn and love collaborating with her to create Olivia Pope’s looks each week. Being able to work with her on a project that brings Olivia’s style and confidence to Gladiators everywhere was something I couldn’t turn down.” That’s not to say it was totally seamless. “The hardest part was how busy Lyn, Elliot and I are. Our schedules, combined with our geography, made for an exciting collaborative process. With the help of technology and overnight deliveries, we were able to make it happen!” [X]
Naomie Harris, 38, was educated at Cambridge University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She played Winnie Mandela in the film adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom to great acclaim, and appeared as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond film Skyfall. Other well-received performances have included Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean and Selena in 28 Days Later. Next year she will star opposite Ewan McGregor in Our Kind Of Traitor, based on the novel by John le Carré.