April
22
2014

We still have a bit of a “Scandal” hangover, and we’re not alone. 

“I’m in withdrawal,” Bellamy Young told Yahoo TV, which makes sense considering Mellie’s season of insanity. “It’s been a crazy year. And she’s been through so much this season — last year was the pregnancy and the birth and everything, but this year was the rape and the affair and my son dying, and oh! It’s been a lot.”

Now in post-”Scandal” decompression mode, Young is recording a new album of covers — “I want people to remember that I sing!” — including Ray LaMontagne’s “Shelter.” Yep, we’ve seen the old clips of her on Broadway, but now we just really want Shonda Rhimes to find a reason to let Mellie sing.

In the meantime, there were a lot of threads left dangling in that Season 3 finale, including one Young says she didn’t dare even think of: Little Jerry (Dylan Minette) sneezed all over Mellie before he collapsed from (and later died of) meningitis. Is Mellie the next one infected? “Scandal Season 4: The Outbreak”? Keep reading…
Continue Reading

April
18
2014
Author: | Category: Articles | Leave a Comment
Somewhere along the way, once-hateful first lady Mellie Grant became the most complex, most fun character on ‘Scandal.’ Breakout star Bellamy Young tells us how she did it.

As anyone who has watched just five minutes of the crazy-popular ABC dramaScandal can tell you, the series is brimming with whiplash story developments and surprising moments that shake loyal fans to their core. Even knowing that, though, it’s unlikely that Scandal viewers were prepared for this season’s most shocking twist of all: that they were going to fall in love with Mellie.

Every Scandal fan has their own moment when they stopped loving to hate first lady Mellie Grant—who would result if Lady Macbeth hailed from Stepford and drank cocktails with Martha from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf —and started to simply love her.

Some of it had to do with fatigue over the callously brazen affair between the show’s protagonists, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn). Much of it came as heartbreaking details about the ambitious—if embattled—character’s past came to surface and helped explain away the malicious wrath that seemed to be her guiding light. But, more than anything, the shift came as we all had the realization that the actress bringing Mellie to life, Bellamy Young, is just damned good at her job.

Brimming with all of Mellie’s elegant grace, but with humble warmth replacing her character’s occasionally vicious grit, Young’s been witnessing the shift in attitude toward her scene-stealing creation. “We’re not all good and we’re not all bad as people,” Young says. “We have good moments and bad moments. I’m so lucky that the writers didn’t just leave Mellie to play her darkest, ugliest moments. They’ve allowed her in to the sun for a little while. And they’ve allowed her a little joy.”

Don’t be fooled, though. It’s been a slow transition. This is a woman who’s done so much blackmailing, dastardly plotting, and betraying that even though her husband has been cheating on her before their eyes, fans still rooted against her. But Young has chewed into each storyline with not just her teeth bared, but also her soul. The result is that, especially once we started learning empathetic things about her past, Mellie’s actions started to not only become easier to relate to, but also root for.

Source

April
18
2014

Here we are, we came to the end of this season too, and it was another amazing and emotional season finale. Shonda will kill us all! Enjoy the HD screencaptures!!!

Gallery link:
Scandal > Season 3 > Screencaptures > 3×18 – The Price Of Free And Fair Election

April
12
2014

Oprah has called in for the may issue some celebrities among which Bellamy. Enjoy HQ scans and shoots in our gallery!

Gallery links:
Magazine Scans > 2014 Scans > Oprah (May)
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2014 > 001

April
11
2014

I’ve added to the gallery HQ screencaptures from last night episode of Scandal.

Gallery link:
Scandal > Season 3 > Screencaptures > 3×17 – Flesh And Blood

« Older Entries