Kerry told Jennifer that she recently wrapped on a project in Colombia where she did her own stunts.
“Why didn’t I do this in my 20s?” she said, adding, “I did as much [stunts] as insurance would let me.”
When Jennifer said she had done stunts herself, both actresses acknowledged the courageous work of stunt men and women.
“Being a stunt person is so phenomenally brave,” Kerry said. “The way they put themselves on the line to tell our stories.”
Kerry Washington on Directing Jennifer Hudson One Day
In the chat, Kerry and Jennifer discussed working together on 2016’s “Confirmation,” a television film about Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination hearings. It was also Kerry’s first time producing a film and the beginning of her production company.
“’There’s a role I want you to play, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson,’” Kerry recalled asking Jennifer. “When you said yes, it was such an affirmation for me, and the story we’re telling.”
While Kerry played Anita Hill — an employee at the Department of Education who accused Thomas, her supervisor, of sexual harassment — Jennifer portrayed Angela Wright, a fellow Clarence Thomas accuser.
Jennifer also expressed interest to work with Kerry again, telling the actress she’d love her to direct her in a project one day.
Kerry also said that she, her “Reasonable Doubt” co-star Emayatzy Corinealdi, and JHud could play cousins or sisters one day, as people always say they look alike.
“Anytime you call me to work with you, girl, I will be there with bells on,” Jennifer said.