[INTERVIEW] Exclusive Chat with Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant) Final Season Of Scandal #ABCTVEvent #Scandal #WrinkleInTimeEvent Thursday 01 March, 2018

Any gladiators in the building? I am a total gladiator as I am a mega fan of Scandal. Did you know this is their final season? I know tears of sadness. As part of my press trip to LA for #WrinkleinTimeEvent, I got the pleasure of interviewing Bellamy Young, who plays Mellie Grant on Scandal. I know many of us someones love to loathe her character, but Bellamy Young was here to share some of her Scandal deets and whats coming up for her soon as well.

We surprised Bellamy Young with a welcome round of applause

Bellamy putting us on her insta-stories!

Photo credit Louise Manning Bishop of MomStart.com

Bellamy on what playing Mellie Grant taught her

I was only supposed to be on the show 5 minutes so first you show up and you do your best work even when it’s two lines, and you might not be there for a minute.  You never know what’s going to turn into your dream.  You never know which lottery ticket might pay, so always showing up for yourself, and doing your best work, regardless.  But, Mellie, man, she does not care if people are comfortable.  I want everybody to be happy all the time. Mellie could care less.  So, spending 16 hours a day as a sort of like my way or the highway has been very informative.  I don’t think I will ever learn in that direction, but it does remind me that there are many ways to be. Many acceptable ways to walk through this life and it has been a deep privilege an enduring privilege to get to have been her.

Bellamy exclaiming what it is like acting and playing Mellie

I feel like getting to be an actor is like getting to live a million lifetimes in one little lifetime. It’s nice to be evil. Because if you’re evil, you’re running the generator, right? You’re the fuel for the story, you light the match, and it all burns. [Which Mellie is her favorite] All of them! I love her rainbow. I’m so interested to see if she will get to be happy Mellie.

Bellamy on how she would like for the final episode of Scandal to end

I wished for her eight years in office and a White House wedding with Marcus. If I have spoiled the end of this, of our series, then they will strike me dead somewhere, she says laughing. But I don’t know looking at the chessboard, the way everyone is placed at the second-to-last episode. I am glad I’m not a writer on this show. I wouldn’t know what to do at this point.

If she can take anything from the Scandal set what would Bellamy take

I’m going to write with a presidential pen for the rest of my life. I’m gonna take them all.

Photo credit Louise Manning Bishop of MomStart.com

Bellamy talks about her connection and getting involved with Ava in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Ava directed an episode during the second season. Afterward, she called and ask Bellamy Young if she would like to do a two-day movie. Bellamy shared with us during the interview she gladly accepted and would have said yes if it meant planting in the garden because she just wants to be there.

Photo credit Louise Manning Bishop of MomStart.com

What a pure hearted woman. I was so excited to meet her and after interviewing her I love her even more. This hug mad me sad because I do feel like I have to face reality that I have to say farewell to Scandal soon. Seven years of being invested in a show is a long time. I love Bellamy is nothing like her on-screen character, she is sweet, relatable, beautiful and such a people person. She has some of the most die-hard fans on Twitter. Bellamy Young will also tweet you back so please follow her on Twitter to engage with her at @BellamyYoung

Photo credit Louise Manning Bishop of MomStart.com

Bellamy Young did the kissy face with me!

Bellamy Young on the Wrinkle In Time Blue Carpet

Bonus: Bellamy Young blue carpet attire for the A Wrinkle In Time premiere. Stay tuned for the next blog post for all of the fashion and fun from the official celebrity premiere for Wrinkle In Time.


Bellamy in How To Get Away With Scandal TGIT Crossover | photo courtesy of ABC

Follow up with the epic TGIT Crossover 2-hour special #HowToGetAwayWithScandal.  It’s the most epic night in TGIT history and it all starts THIS Thursday at 8|7c on ABC.

“Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” – In the midst of moving on from the White House, Olivia gets an unexpected visitor in criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia’s recent fall from political grace, it’s going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (9:00–10:00p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Viola Davis and Aja Naomi King guest star.


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Hashtag: #Scandal

Facebook: @HowToGetAwayWithMurder

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Hashtag: #HTGAWM

Bellamy in A Wrinkle in Time courtesy of Disney

Also be sure to check Bellamy Young out in the upcoming film “A Wrinkle In Time” which premieres in theaters 3/9 everywhere! 

Are you a Gladiator? Will you be watch the final season of Scandal and the TGIT Crossover?

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  • Stacie says:

    I’m totally in love with Bellamy Young. I’ve been a fan of hers for years. She’s such a great actress. It seems like she’s a nice person, too. That’s not always the case!

  • This is so sad that Scandal will be ending I don’t watch it all the time but when i have i have been taken in always. I hope she finds a new venue to display her acting talents.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    It is sad that the show is ending soon. I love Bellamy Young. She is a natural on screen and a wonderful person off screen. I hope to see her in other shows soon. She really is a talented actress. You are so lucky to have met her up close and to have interviewed her too.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    That’s a really sad news that the show is coming to an end! Glad you have that opportunity!

  • Kelly Reci says:

    I have never seen an episode of Scandal but I think I’ll get it a try! And look at you, being able to attend all of these media tours/interviews – so lucky and so well-deserved!

  • Theresa says:

    I have got to check out Scandal! I can’t believe I have missed it this whole time and now it’s ending. I hope I can get it on Netflix or Amazon. Bellamy Young seems like a lovely lady. I’m glad you had the opportunity to meet her on this press trip.

  • That’s a really sad that the show is coming to an end! I love it! Glad you have that opportunity to meet her!

  • Rosey says:

    She does sound lovely and delightful. 🙂 I’m sorry a show you love is ending!!

  • Sounds like you had the best time! I would to. She’s such an amazing human being and it was nice getting to know her as her!

  • I can’t believe the show’s coming to an end! It was awesome that you got to interview Bellamy though. She’s such a darling!

  • Chei Pangan says:

    Oh this sounds a great interview. She looks a wonderful woman and it is really sad that this has to end.

  • Annie Cho says:

    So cool you got to interview her!! Congrats! I haven’t seen this show, nor do I know the actress, but I’m so intrigued now that I got to watch. 🙂

  • Amber Myers says:

    This is such a great interview. I’m always liked Bellamy since I watch Scandal. I hope it ends well for her character. I’m looking forward to watching A Wrinkle In Time as well.

  • Kristi Ann says:

    Oh how fun for you! Happy you got this opportunity! I have been told 100s of times I need to watch this show!

  • How fun to do the interview. I’ve never seen Scandal so I don’t know anything about the show. I’m glad Bellamy is nice.

  • This looks like it was so much fun! I have actually never seen Scandal, but I keep hearing how amazing it is! I think I need a Netflix binge

  • Alison Rost says:

    Such a beautiful interview with a humble actress like Bellamy! I think it’s nice that you got to talk to her and know her better as well. She sounds so awesome!

  • Joanna says:

    I used to love Scandal but I dind’t see all episodes because it was taken out from Prime and never added back. Even now, on Netflix, there are only the first few seasons. I remember how I didn’t really like Mellie, as she wasn’t that nice in the first seasons. But reading the interview and finding out some spoilers, made me curious about how the series went on.

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