Kerry Washington’s got a situation that needs to be handled.
The former Scandal actress admitted that she gets quite a few texts sent to her phone that are meant for another KW – Kanye West.
Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Washington said she’s figured out that she and Ye’s got quite a few friends in common, even though she doesn’t know him.
“We’re not friends but we have a lot of friends in common,” Washington explained.
Her name, she assumes, has been programmed as KW in several celebrity phones so she occasionally gets an accidental text meant for rapper.
“I think a lot of people have us programmed in their phone as ‘KW,’ so I’ll get a text like once a year where I’m like ‘That’s not for me.’ … This year if it happens I’m sure it will be something very pious and Godly,” she said referencing West’s news Christian quest.
Washington who appeared on Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, also learned from Kimmel that she’s got a true friend in Will Ferrell.
Washington who played opposite Ferrell as Tom and Helen Willis from The Jeffersons was surprised when Kimmel told her that the actor advocated that she assume the role. That shocked her since she said she didn’t know him that well before.
“The only time I ever see him is in my pajamas at drop off,” at her kids school, Washington said in the clip. “But, I must’ve impressed him with my pajammies,” she said laughing.
Now the actress is joining the producing team to bring audiences a holiday episode of All in the Family and Good Times on December 18.
“You know what’s amazing to me is just how relevant these shows still are,” Washington said. “Still so funny, still so meaningful.”
Washington has her slate full and has also signed on to produce a new legal drama Reasonable Doubt through her production company, Simpson Street Productions partnering with Larry Wilmore and his Wilmore Films imprint along with ABC Studios.