In a recent interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, Taraji P. Henson revealed that she auditioned for the role of Olivia Pope.
When I went in to read for Shonda Rhimes, in my mind I was like, 'This is Kerry Washington. Why am I even in here?' Not that I didn't try to get it, but it was hers. It was hers and she's great in it.