Jennifer Hudson is taking a walk in “fixer” Olivia Pope’s shoes…oh I mean, “covert scandal manager” Lydia Cole. Clearly, it’s a take off of Olivia, the character made famous by Kerry Washington on Scandal. But don’t worry, J.Hud isn’t competing with Olivia on a permanent basis. It’s for a Funny or Die video promoting the Affordable Care Act.
The spoof is part of an effort to raise awareness about the Affordable Care Act and how it works. In July, Hudson, Amy Poehler and representatives for Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys met with senior White House officials to talk about how to use pop culture to inform the public about the program.