Kerry Washington was a sight to behold as she attended a dinner that was thrown in her honour by the magazine at A.O.C in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The 39-year-old looked exquisite in a floral print turtleneck gown as she made an elegant show-up at the candle lit soiree.

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In the magazine interview, she said that she admires the real life Olivia Pope, the role she plays on the hit drama "Scandal".

"Even though Olivia Pope has obviously made the decision that she is not a mom, playing her made me feel like I could be a mom. Because she knows there's always another way- there's always a way to fix it, there's always a way to solve it, to win."

She continued: "And I feel like playing her made me feel like, All right, I can do it. I will figure out how to juggle it all."

The beauty also singled out creator of "Scandal" , Shonda Rhimes, for praise.

"She's been such an amazing resource, as a mom, and as a working mom… I am on one show and I have one kid, and she has three shows and kids," she said.