‘Scandal’ Stars Scott Foley, Bellamy Younger React to Present Ending: ‘We Cry Twice a Day’


They will’t deal with their feelings! Scandal is signing off after season 7 and the forged — as to be anticipated — are getting sentimental about their final days on set.

“I’m unhappy! I’m actually unhappy it’s going to finish. I really like so many issues about this job, from the story, to the writing, to the those who I work with, to the commute — I simply love the entire thing,” Scott Foley solely advised Us Weekly at ABC’s TCA All-Star Celebration in Beverly Hills on August 6.

Bellamy Younger and Scott Foley attend the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Lodge on February 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Photos

“I’ve been actually lucky to be part of this particular present on Shondaland. I feel it actually modified tv for the higher. And I feel in its prime, I don’t know if there was higher tv on TV.”

Foley, 45, joined Shonda Rhimes’ ABC drama throughout season 2 in 2013, and his character Jake Ballard immediately turned a viewer favourite (Workforce Jake!) due to the love triangle between him, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).

Scott Foley Kerry Washington Scandal Scott Foley and Kerry Washington in ‘Scandal.’ ABC/Richard Cartwright

Even Foley can’t assist however to be a gladiator. “It simply burned by a lot story and I, as a rabid tv viewer, I admire that. I admire being riveted, feeling like I’ve to maintain up. And there’s a lot of tv that doesn’t do this,” he added to Us. “[Scandal] was fast-paced and also you needed to be there, you needed to be attentive. I liked live-tweeting with the followers. I nonetheless love live-tweeting. Speaking to them whereas I’m watching TV and listening to how they’re reacting versus my response. I feel we had been one of many first if not the primary present to essentially implement a Dwell Tweet Night time. And it did so much for us.”

The Felicity alum isn’t the one one getting emotional about saying goodbye. “We cry twice a day. And I do not see that stopping,” Bellamy Younger, who performs Mellie Grant, advised Us on the TCA occasion. “I assume individuals could have grief fatigue however I really feel like we are going to tempo ourselves. It makes all the things so pricey, so valuable.”

Scott Foley Bellamy Young Scandal Scott Foley and Bellamy Younger on ‘Scandal.’ ABC/Richard Cartwright

The forged started capturing the ultimate season final month. “That first desk learn — it was unbelievable,” Younger, 47, recalled to Us. “Kerry is such chief. As a result of it wasn’t simply the actors — it is all of the writers, all manufacturing, all people’s there — she simply took a second and was like, ‘I do know I can not do that each desk learn however this journey is so unbelievable and I can not imagine we have gotten to be on it collectively for seven years. So many individuals have been right here for the reason that starting and each second is valuable and we love you guys.’”

In response to Younger, that bond with everybody will keep it up after the present wraps. “My therapist want to say that I have been re-parented by my Scandal household. Not simply the forged however the crew and all people. And it is true — the fidelity, the love, the help — there’s by no means any drama. There’s by no means any undermining,” she advised Us. “I can name them in the midst of the night time. I will be capable of name them 14 years from now when one thing goes proper and one thing goes improper. This entire expertise has been totally transformative.”

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