And it had nothing to do with her career.

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Kerry Washington rarely talks about her personal life so when she is ready to open up, we are definitely all ears.

The actress recently appeared on SuperSoul Session where she talked about the “toxicity” of her pre-Scandal life and what she did to get rid of it.

There was a period before Scandal when I went into the wilderness…‘Going into the wilderness’ really meant stripping myself of a lot of unnecessary weight in my life. [It] made me ready — as an artist, as a person, as a businesswoman — to receive Scandal.”

Wow! How very “Wild” of her.(Side note: could you imagine how amazing Kerry would have been in that movie?)

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Kerry also admitted that she also ended up getting rid of a lot of people in her life, as well as companies she was receiving endorsements from.

Well whatever Kerry did in the wildness seems to be working. With a hit show on ABC, an HBO special that everyone is talking about, and her second child on the way, she seems to be doing just fine for herself.!

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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