Kerry Washington, Watch Your Back! Jennifer Hudson Is After Your Job

Are we a little too Scandal-obsessed this week? Sorry, we can’t help it. But also, neither can anyone else. On the Daily Show Thursday night, Kerry Washington said it was astonishing how often real Washington insiders confessed how much they identified with the show’s story lines. And earlier this week, Jennifer Hudson starred in a Funny or Die spoof, “Scandalous,” sponsored by the White House (for the Affordable Health Care Act). When we sat down with Hudson, we asked whether she wanted an actual guest role on the ABC hit.

“I am Olivia Pope, you didn’t know? In my mind, I am. I love Scandal,” she exclaimed, while doing press for her new movie, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (in theaters October 11). OK, but if she had a guest role, what would she want to be — an intern? A CIA agent? A wrongly accused congresswoman?

“I would be Olivia Pope!” she said. “No, [Kerry’s] amazing. I’m a huge fan. ’I’m a gladiator. That’s what we’re called, gladiators.'”

Well, if ever Olivia needs a decoy while sneaking in and out of the White House, they know whom to call. She looks good in white, too!