In celebration of “Scandal’s” Season 4 DVD release Tuesday (Aug. 11), ABC released a portion of the series’ gag reel where the stars get to show off their silly sides.
In the short video, “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan), Katie Lowes (Quinn Perkins), Guillermo Díaz (Huck), Joshua Malina (David Rosen), Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant), Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant), Scott Foley (Jake Ballard) and Season 4 newbie Portia de Rossi (Elizabeth North) show they all make time for a little fun while shooting the White House drama.
A definite highlight comes when Foley’s cell phone goes off during what seems like a serious scene between Fitz and Jake. The reel is also super heavy on the fart sounds, which Foley explained in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel is his classic move used to ease tension on the set.
Season 4 was undoubtably high on the drama as things started off with Olivia Pope being held hostage and auctioned off. Olivia struggling to regain her inner Gladiator was heartbreaking to watch and the anxiety attack is still wearing off from almost losing Jake — so it is good to see is isn’t all work and no play for the cast.
“Scandal” Season 5 premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.