In the  issue, the superfly ‘Scandal’ leading lady dishes on her role as  Olivia Pope and feeling relieved that her creepin’ Presidential co-star wasn’t  black.

Kerry  tells Ebony :

“I was a  little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the  [occupant of the] White House,” the actress said.

“I thought, ‘If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.’ Because to me,  it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my  relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider  view on the Obama presidency.

I thought  that would be so disrespectful and so against all the work that I had  done.”