Can you imagine Gabrielle Union as Olivia Pope? The Bring It On star recently revealed to The Associated Press that she was in the running for the Scandal lead, which ultimately went to Kerry Washington.Being Mary Jane . The BET show will premiere as a two-hour movie Tuesday night and will return in January for an eight-episode run. Union stars as Mary Jane, a TV news anchor who struggles to balance work, her love life and her family, and represents a very different direction from, as she puts it, her usual "good girl who meets the bad guy from the other side of the tracks" characters."If you loved me for one thing and may not have liked me in something else, this role gives the audience a chance to see that I can do more than one thing," said Union.
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