You Will Never Guess Which Famous Star Taught Kerry Washington How to Dance

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Respect is given where respect is due.

Hint: Her name starts with a J.

During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonKerry Washington revealed that Jennifer Lopez is the one who taught her how to dance. “I had this very inspiring teacher named Larry Maldonado,” she said. “He had an awesome substitute teacher named Jennifer who would sometimes step in and teach but then she left to move to L.A. and be on In Living Color.”

Yep! The Scandal star is talking about THE Jennifer. “I learned to dance from J. Lo,” she exclaimed before Jimmy Fallon could figure it out. “That explains everything, that’s why I’m a really good dancer. It was like, meant to be that I would be famous,” she joked, putting on a perfect valley-girl accent. “Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I’ve got – I’m Kerry from the block.”

So what’s her favorite song to dance to right now? Rihanna’s “Work” of course. Watch Washington tell the hilarious story in the video above!