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Old school: Kerry Washington recently revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she played Shakespeare in high school with Gwyneth Paltrow

Kerry Washington performed Midsummer Night & # 39; s Dream with Gwyneth Paltrow in high school

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Kerry Washington brings her compelling Broadway role to the screen with American Son, which is now available on Netflix.

She appeared on Wednesday The Ellen DeGeneres show to promote the film about a couple trying to find their teenage son at a Florida police station.

The actress revealed that she was performing for Broadway and Netflix Shakespeare in high school with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Old school: Kerry Washington recently revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she played Shakespeare in high school with Gwyneth Paltrow

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Old school: Kerry Washington recently revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she played Shakespeare in high school with Gwyneth Paltrow

When Paltrow was a senior and Washington an eight-grader, they performed A Midsummer Night & Dream.

Washington said: & # 39; A few years difference makes a big difference in high school. So I'm not trying to say that she's older than me, but she's a little older than me.

& # 39; She was a senior when I was in high school. Then she was GWYNETH PALTROW. & # 39;

She added: & # 39; We actually played together once, because of course she was the queen in Midsummer Night & # 39; s Dream and I was one of the fairies.

Blast from the past: when Paltrow was senior and Washington was eighth grade, they performed A Midsummer Night & # 39; s Dream

Blast from the past: when Paltrow was senior and Washington was eighth grade, they performed A Midsummer Night & # 39; s Dream

Blast from the past: when Paltrow was senior and Washington was eighth grade, they performed A Midsummer Night & # 39; s Dream

High school star: She remembered: & she was senior when I was in high school. Then she was GWYNETH PALTROW & # 39;
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High school star: She remembered: & she was senior when I was in high school. Then she was GWYNETH PALTROW & # 39;

High school star: She remembered: & she was senior when I was in high school. Then she was GWYNETH PALTROW & # 39;

Young talent: the former classmates were recently reunited for the Goop Podcast, which Paltrow also recalled: & I was in an a cappella singing group called Triple Trio. We did auditions because a group of us graduated while walking through Kerry Washington. The most beautiful eight-grader is so confident. She opened her mouth and the most excellent voice came out & # 39;

Young talent: the former classmates were recently reunited for the Goop Podcast, which Paltrow also recalled: & I was in an a cappella singing group called Triple Trio. We did auditions because a group of us graduated while walking through Kerry Washington. The most beautiful eight-grader is so confident. She opened her mouth and the most excellent voice came out & # 39;

Young talent: the former classmates were recently reunited for the Goop Podcast, which Paltrow also recalled: & I was in an a cappella singing group called Triple Trio. We did auditions because a group of us graduated while walking through Kerry Washington. The most beautiful eight-grader is so confident. She opened her mouth and the most excellent voice came out & # 39;

& # 39; The high school students were allowed to audition for the fairies. We had a great show together. & # 39;

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The former classmates were recently reunited when Paltrow interviewed Washington for her Goop Podcast.

Paltrow also recalled the talent of the Scandal star: & # 39; This is so surreal. I was in an a cappella singing group called Triple Trio.

& # 39; We held auditions because a group of us graduated and during walks in Kerry Washington. The most beautiful eight-grader is so confident. She opened her mouth and the most excellent voice was heard. & # 39;

Campaign path: At Ellen, Washington also discussed her recent experience with recruitment for Virginia elections

Campaign path: At Ellen, Washington also discussed her recent experience with recruitment for Virginia elections

Campaign path: At Ellen, Washington also discussed her recent experience with recruitment for Virginia elections

Inspiring the crowd: She had something to say to her Scandal fans: & # 39; So I just tried to knock on doors and tell people: & # 39; You are more important than Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope cannot vote, you can! "& # 39;
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Inspiring the crowd: She had something to say to her Scandal fans: & # 39; So I just tried to knock on doors and tell people: & # 39; You are more important than Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope cannot vote, you can! "& # 39;

Inspiring the crowd: She had something to say to her Scandal fans: & # 39; So I just tried to knock on doors and tell people: & # 39; You are more important than Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope cannot vote, you can! "& # 39;

At Ellen, Washington also discussed her recent experience with recruiting for elections in Virginia.

She had something to say about fans who keep asking her Scandal character Olivia Pope to save the country from political despair.

Washington said: & # 39; In the beginning it was really funny and I felt pretty cool to be that famous. But I have come to realize that this means that we have forgotten our power, that people think that pretending characters on television have more power than us.

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She added: & # 39; So I just tried to knock on doors and tell people, "You are more important than Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope can't vote, you can!"

Headwoman: She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to promote her Netflix movie American Son, about a couple trying to find their teenage son at a Florida police station

Headwoman: She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to promote her Netflix movie American Son, about a couple trying to find their teenage son at a Florida police station

Headwoman: She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to promote her Netflix movie American Son, about a couple trying to find their teenage son at a Florida police station

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