Of Course Bill Clinton Watches Scandal

Well into its second season, Shonda Rhimes' juicy, sexy, highly-addictive Washington ABC thriller/drama Scandal is a bona fide hit. The show's star, Kerry Washington — and her costar, Tony Goldwyn — are on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, and the mag reminds us that Scandal is not just a TV show but a live-tweet phenomenon, with over 200,000 tweets per episode happening every Thursday night between 10pm and 11pm as the cast and viewers tweet along.
And:

Some of these fans include Oprah Winfrey, Lena Dunham, and Mary J. Blige. "Bill Clinton was another person where I was like, ‘What?! You watch Scandal?!'" Washington says. "I feel like it happens at least once a week - that I am totally floored by somebody who watches the show."

Of course Bill Clinton watches a show in which the President has sex with his mistress in the oval office. Love it.

EW also has video for a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and a cute clip of Washington and Goldwyn reading each others' lines.

By the by, on March 10, Washington tweeted, "11 hour cover shoot today for a very special magazine..."

Today someone asked if the cover in question was the EW cover, and she replied, "NOPE ;)" Which means our dreams of seeing her land her very own major ladymag cover could be coming true.

[EW, Facebook]