Kerry Washington Responds After Yvonne Orji Says She Wanted to Fight Her

During an Instagram Live with 'Insecure' co-star Issa Rae, Yvonne discusses working with the 'Scandal' actress who directed the ninth episode of the HBO series' season four.

AceShowbiz - Not only an incredible actress, but Kerry Washington apparently is also a passionate director that successfully makes her co-workers want to fight her. An example of that is Yvonne Orji whom Kerry directed for the ninth episode of "Insecure" season four.

Yvonne made the remark during an Instagram Live with co-star Issa Rae to celebrate the premiere of the HBO series' new season. Recalling the time she worked with the "Scandal" star, Yvonne said she wanted to fight Kerry who kept pushing her and other actors to go beyond their limits.

Issa joked, "I don't what kind of quality you used to at 'Scandal', but you at 'Insecure' baby," before Yvonne chimed in, "It's bare minimum over here!" The "Night School" star then elaborated, "She was not playing. When directors come on they're like 'Oh the characters got it. The actors got it. They've been living with this character longer then I have so I’m going to focus on this.' But she was just like 'I respect you guys; characters. I watch the show, but let's try this.' "

Kerry caught wind of their interaction after being notified by one of her followers. In response, she took to Instagram Stories to assure that she didn't hold a grudge at all. Instead, the 43-year-old admitted she "died laughing. Love these women." Directly mentioning Yvonne, she added, "[She] can say whatever she wants because she knows she's BRILLIANT in the episode."

"Insecure" season four premiered on Sunday, April 12. Starring Issa, Yvonne and Jay Ellis among others, the show unpacks the story of the black female experience from the perspective of two female protagonists, Issa and Molly, who have been best friends with each other since their college days in Stanford. The two share a close bond, and throughout the show, they deal with internal struggles within themselves, their friendship, and the African American community.

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