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Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Reveals Cyrus Wasn't Originally Gay

​We're gearing up for tonight's Scandal season finale--and attempting to stay away from any and all spoilers, but we just happened to stumble upon this clip from the Scandal episode of The Writer's Room!

The Sundance series, hosted by actor Jim Rash, features stories from the writer's rooms of various series. 

So what was revealed during Scandal's Writer's Room episode?

For one thing, the show's nefarious Republican Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene wasn't originally written to be gay! Shonda Rhimes explains why she decided to make the change: 

And here's another preview clip regarding how Kerry Washington was cast as Olivia Pope:


(H/T: Bustle)