Kerry Washington is eight months (almost nine) pregnant, and it shows. While it’s not a problem in real life, her pregnancy could be a distraction on her show Scandal where she’s one half of the steamiest couple on television.
And the show has gone to great and sometimes comical lengths to hide it. Washington’s baby bump isn’t the first or last time a show has tried to mask or hide a pregnancy.
There’s a giant bag here, or a strategic pillow there, or a plethora shots from the chest up. Sex and the City, Parks and Recreation, Homeland and How I Met Your Mother have all done it.
But as it’s done in so many areas, Scandal has turned hiding a baby bump into an over-the-top art. We looked at the episodes since Scandal came back from hiatus and catalogued some of the more clever, obvious, and comical ways they’ve tried to hide Washington’s pregnancy.
Everything ‘Scandal’ Has Used to Hide Kerry Washington’s Baby Bump: a GIF Analysis - The Wire