Kerry Washington felt ’empowered’ in risque Golden Globes ensemble

Kerry Washington felt “empowered” in the racy ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes last month. The Scandal star stepped out onto the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton hotel wearing a daring black Altuzarra ensemble which was comprised of a skirt with …

Kerry Washington felt “empowered” in the racy ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes last month.

The Scandal star stepped out onto the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton hotel wearing a daring black Altuzarra ensemble which was comprised of a skirt with a thigh-high slit and a blazer with nothing underneath except for a bejewelled harness.

In a cover interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, Kerry explained that the outfit made her feel sexy and empowered that the same time.

“It was both really sexual and sensual but also extremely empowered and boundaried,” she said. “My favourite compliment was when this woman came up to me and said that she loved it because it was ‘so sexy’ but it also implied that ‘you can look but you can’t touch.'”

The 43-year-old also received praise from her fellow celebrities during the evening, although Isla Fisher was concerned she was going to expose herself.

“Isla Fisher was at a table with J.Lo, and Isla was like, ‘I’m so stressed out. I just feel like Kerry’s jacket is going to fly open, and it’s going to be a disaster,'” Kerry recalled. “Jennifer Lopez, who is the queen of Topstick (tape), just turned to her and said, ‘She’s fine!’ Jennifer and I are from the same neighbourhood in The Bronx, so she’s always looked out for me.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the actress, who is an ambassador and creative consultant for skincare brand Neutrogena, explained that she keeps in shape by doing exercises such as Pilates and yoga, while she and her children are big fans of swimming too.

“My husband teased me that if I did the (DNA test) 23andMe, it would come back 11 per cent mermaid. My kids are the same way. They’re just fish,” she joked.

Kerry and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, who have been married since 2013, are parents to Isabelle, five, and Caleb, three.

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Twilight reunion at New York Comic Con

Twilight stars Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, and Edi Gathegi reunited at the 2018 New York Comic Con on Sunday (07Oct18), alongside director Catherine Hardwicke. The quartet reflected on their experiences as part of the hit vampire movie, which launc…

Twilight stars Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, and Edi Gathegi reunited at the 2018 New York Comic Con on Sunday (07Oct18), alongside director Catherine Hardwicke.

The quartet reflected on their experiences as part of the hit vampire movie, which launched a decade ago.

“It’s been interesting looking back 10 years ago at the first Twilight movie coming out because this was before Facebook became the monolith it is, before Twitter and Instagram even existed (sic),” Jackson said. “This was a film that captured so many people before social media and connected them across the world.

“The amount of people I’ve met who have been like, ‘Oh, because of this series and fandom I was able to meet my best friend, even though we lived in different countries…’ I’ve heard stories from mothers and daughters, who said they really connected over these books and films.”

The movie’s leading stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who became real-life lovers on the set, were unable to attend the Comic Con panel, but filmed video messages for the event.

“I feel like we all kind of grew up together…,” Kristen said. “I love you guys. I’m totally there in spirit.”

Meanwhile, Pattinson recently told E! he had really enjoyed making the first Twilight film.

The 32 year old, who was relatively unknown when he was cast as eternal vampire Edward Cullen, said, “That first movie was great. It was really, really fun. It was a massive turning point in my life. I had an entirely different life after.”

“I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to be an actor until after that movie, so I’ll always appreciate it,” he added.

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