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Gabrielle Union told the Associated Press in an interview published in July 2013 that she lost the role of Olivia Pope in ABC's 'Scandal' to Kerry Washington.
'I said to myself, 'Oh my God, these roles are out there,' Union said. 'It showed me that you don't have to settle. Luckily, the success of her and the show bred more work. Just from the audition process, I knew that I couldn't go backward.'
(Pictured: Gabrielle Union talks to OTRC.com at the premiere of the 2012 comedy 'Think Like a Man' in Los Angeles - watch video. / Kerry Washington talks to OTRC.com at the 'Scandal' event at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 16, 2013 - watch video.)