'Scandal's' Kerry Washington imagines Olivia Pope still fixing at 65

'Scandal's' Kerry Washington imagines Olivia Pope still fixing at 65
Kerry Washington, who plays a fierce yet seemingly unfixable fixer in "Scandal," joins The Times' Yvonne Villarreal in the newsroom studio. Click the image above to watch the video.

There's so much going on in the life of Olivia Pope, the fervent D.C.-fixer at the center of ABC's "Scandal," that it can be difficult to think beyond the current problems at hand -- there are only so many hours in a day and only so many bottles of wine.

When Kerry Washington, who plays the enigmatic character, stopped by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday to reflect on the somersault of emotions her character endured in the third season, we couldn't help but dare her to imagine what her character would be like at the age of 65. Her answer already has fans a-tweeting.

"I think she's still trying to fix things," Washington said. "I think that's part of her personality... I think she'll still be trying to fix situations -- whether it's for her neighbor, or her grandkids, or the jam factory or her husband, Jake," she added with a wink.

And considering "Scandal" is a drama known for its flashbacks, what would current-day Washington go back and tell herself the first day on set as production on the pilot got underway?

"I would say, take more pictures because this is going to be one of the most significant, life-changing journeys for you -- as a woman, and as an artist, as a friend, as a business person," she said. "This journey you are about to embark on is truly transformative. And you are about to make friends that you are madly in love with for the rest of your life."

For more on the conversation with Washington -- including what Olivia might give Papa Pope for Father's Day and her endorsement of #TeamMellivia -- check out the video above.