A few weeks ago, I met with Kerry Washington on a sunny rooftop in Los Angeles. The actress and brand ambassador for Neutrogena was there to talk to a handful of beauty editors about the importance of sunscreen.
"Sunscreen is a big deal in my daily life," she told me. "It gives me a way to protect and preserve my skin, so I can continue to show up in the world as the best version of myself. It also shields me from any undue damage and skin cancer that can come from too much UV exposure. I think of it as an extra armor I put on before I step outside."
I briefly consider making a dad joke about the armor analogy making sense because she's a gladiator, but let the moment pass because we had a lot of ground to cover in the next 15 minutes. Below, Washington's takes on choosing projects, getting older and what beauty means to her.