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Kerry Washington Unveils New Memoir 'Thicker Than Water,' Calls It Her Most 'Deeply Personal' Project

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By Favour Adegoke on February 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST

Hollywood star Kerry Washington is opening up about her life in her newly announced memoir, Thicker Than Water. The actress revealed that the new book would be released on September 26th. 

While she gears up to its release, Washington is also busy with her film career and has several projects coming up. She's starring in the upcoming Hulu series "Unprisoned" and the Netflix movie "Six Triple Eight" by Tyler Perry.

Read on to find out more.

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Kerry Washington Opens Up About Her Upcoming Memoir

Kerry Washington at "Scandal" Finale Live Stage Reading - Los Angeles

Kerry Washington has announced the release of her new memoir, Thicker Than Water, which will reportedly be available on September 26th. The actress, producer, and activist opened up to People magazine about the book, calling it a "deeply personal project."

She said to the publication, "Writing a memoir is, by far, the most deeply personal project I have ever taken on. I hope that readers will receive it with open hearts and I pray that it offers new insights and perspectives, and invites people into deeper compassion — for themselves and others."

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According to People, the actress also revealed in a statement that her new memoir will provide readers with "an intimate view into both her public and private worlds — as an artist, an advocate, an entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a Black woman."

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It Will Reflect On Her Life

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica

Washington wrote in the release that the new memoir would reflect on her life and share how she overcame many challenges, traumas, and setbacks as she grew her career. She said it will also explore how she "crossed the threshold into stardom and political advocacy, ultimately discovering her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging."

"Thicker Than Water" will also be published as a hardcover book by Little, Brown Spark, which is a division of Little, Brown, and Company. Tracy Behar, the VP and Publisher of the company, shared a statement on the release of Washington's book.

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The statement read, per People, "So many of us have been captivated by her work, both on- and offscreen, but few have the full picture of all it took to get there. A brilliant and gifted storyteller, Kerry brings her considerable talents to the page to give readers a deeply personal account of her journey, highlighting all the forces that have shaped her life and career."

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She Has Several Upcoming Projects

Kerry Washington Out and About

While Washington gets ready for the memoir's release, she's also busy with several upcoming film projects. The "Django Unchained" star features in the upcoming Hulu series "Unprisoned," which is a real-life story inspired by the experiences and life of Tracy McMillan.

According to Variety, Washington is also set to appear in Tyler Perry's Netflix film "Six Triple Eight," which features a high-brow cast. The actress will be starring alongside Oprah Winfrey, Ebony Obsidian, Kylie Jefferson, Milauna Jackson, and several others.

Washington is also working on the film as an executive producer. The upcoming movie is a real-life adaptation, which will share the story and experiences of the legendary all-Black and all-female battalion that fought in World War II.

Kerry Washington Previously Spoke About Being A Girl Mom

Saniyya Sidney outside the ELLE apos s 27th Annual Women In Hollywood

In March 2022, Washington spoke about being a girl mom while on the red carpet of the Time's Women of the Year gala on International Women's Day. She discussed with Entertainment Tonight how raising her daughter, Isabelle Amarachi, has made her want to "do better."

The "Little Fires Everywhere" star, who was honored at the event, said, "I do think being a 'girl mom' makes you think about these issues in a different way. They just make me want to do more and better and be there for them."

Regarding being celebrated at the Women of the Year gala, Washington admitted that it was a "surreal" experience for her. The actress also spoke about her joy of being "honored with women who are heroes of mine" and said there's still a lot of work to do in making "the world a better place."

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