Guess what Gladiators, here at Gumbumper, we’ve been told that the actress to play the coveted role of Olivia Pope’s mother is NOT Phylicia Rashad.

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In fact it is actress Khandi Alexander, who has had roles in “ER,” “Poetic Justice,” “Menace II Society,” and even choreographed tours for the late Whitney Houston.

I think she’s a very good actress, so she will play her part well!