“Color Us Happy” is the perfect cover line for this, because the entire photo is vibrant. It pops. And it does so without ever overshadowing the most vibrant and poppy thing about it: Kerry Washington herself, who looks sultry and perfect. I love it so much and I would absolutely pick this up off a newsstand.

Don’t look for too too much in the profile; it’s short and simple. The peg is Little Fires Everywhere, the adaptation of Celeste Ng’s novel that she’s doing with Reese Witherspoon, and accordingly she had this to say about when she started her own production company:

She reached out to Witherspoon for advice on how to navigate the terrain. “I knew that Reese had several production companies through the years and had learned a lot during the various stages of their development. I said to her, ‘You’re killing it now, but tell me all the mistakes you made so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel.’” Witherspoon obliged and then revealed something surprising: “She said, ‘Not a single other actress has called me to have this conversation.’”

They will now, I bet.

[Photos: InStyle]