Gabrielle Union as Olivia Pope? It nearly happened.
The actress tells The Associated Press that she auditioned for the main role on ABC's Scandal, only to lose out to Kerry Washington, who has sky-rocketed to fame as a result of the series.
"It showed me that you don't have to settle," Union said of the lesson she learned from the failure. "Luckily, the success of her and the show bred more work. Just from the audition process, I knew that I couldn't go backward."
And with Scandal Season 3 on tap for September, we need to ask: Which of these actresses would you rather... see as Olivia Pope?
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