Washington told DeGeneres that the prop department of Scandal is calling for all hands on deck in order to camouflage her baby bump.
“Big coats, big bags… hiding behind different body parts of other actors. Bigger body parts,” Washington explained to DeGeneres. “Like if I’m in the back of the room, it can be, like, somebody’s leg, and I’m positioned behind it.”
Washington also said that they use lamps and vases to maintain her character’s physical continuity.
“We’re hoping for a human,” responded Washington.
Watch what happens when DeGeneres pitches a few interesting choices for names in the video from Ellen, below.