It would be hard to confuse Kerry Washington and Kanye West if you saw them in person. Yet, during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Washington explains how the convenience of technology leads people to accidentally send her text messages that are meant for Yeezy.
"We're not friends but we have a lot of friends in common," Washington explained during the interview at the 10:49 minute mark. "I think a lot of people have us programmed in their phone as 'KW,' so I'll get a text like once a year where I'm like 'That's not for me.' ... This year if it happens I'm sure it will be something very pious and Godly."
Kimmel also shares a story with Washington that further solidifies how small Hollywood can be. In May, Washington was part of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons. Washington and Will Ferrell played Tom and Helen Willis from The Jeffersons for the program. Ferrell also served as the show's producer alongside Kimmel. Until her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Washington assumed that Kimmel (who is her friend) lobbied for her to be part of the program when in actuality it was Will Ferrell. This was surprising to Washington because she only knows Ferrell from seeing him in passing at their children's school.
"The only time I ever see him is in my pajamas at drop off," Washington said a minute into the clip. "But, I must've impressed him with my pajammies."