What was supposed to happen on Scandal? Recently, star Bellamy Young revealed Shonda Rhimes’ original ending for the ABC TV show, TVLine reports.
The political drama is currently in the middle of its seventh and final season. The cast includes Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Joe Morton.
On a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Young revealed Rhimes originally intended the ending of Scandal to be Mellie’s inauguration as president:
We asked her at the beginning of the year. We went out to dinner and asked, ‘Is it ending like you always thought it would, or has anything changed?’ And she said that, no, it was going to end at the inauguration, so we got an extra year. It feels like such a gift from heaven.”
Later, Young said she she feels lucky to play a female president on television:
There are a lot of lady presidents on TV right now, but I feel very lucky to be a part of that wave. … I know how much it meant to me to see Dennis Haysbert every week get to be president [on 24], and I feel like it means that much to me to see all these fabulous ladies get to be president on TV.”
Watch the full interview below:
What do you think? Do you watch Scandal? How do you want the series to end?
Olivia should not end up with Jake or Fritz… Bring Steven back and he and Olivia should ride off into the sunset. Too much drama and baggage with the other two!