Zap2it had a recent chat with former Criminal Minds actress, Bellamy Young, who we know better in ‘Scandal’ as the first lady, Mellie Grant. The interview divulged details about Mellie’s present agenda on the sophomore returning series — How far would she go to keep his husband as president? Also ahead, find out what the actress has to say about Mellie’s fake pregnancy!
In big-picture terms, what is Mellie up to this season?
Definitely Mellie uses [her pregnancy] at every turn to forward her agenda. What’s astonishing, though, is — ["Scandal" creator] Shonda [Rhimes] is very secretive, and every time we get the script, we’re just as amazed as everyone who eventually is watching them.
How has it been playing pregnant so far?
[Costume designer] Lyn Paolo is amazing, and there’s an amazing apparatus that will continue to grow. It looks fantastic, and she’s dressing me in normal clothes and has impeccable taste. But it’s really fun because people forget and they give you their chairs, let you go first. They’re extra-considerate of you. [laughs] It’s pretty funny. I’m like, “You guys, it’s foam.”