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Kerry Washington's Scandal Dad: I Was the Only One Who Knew I Was Her Father, Says Actor Joe Morton

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Scandal really is all about secrets—both onscreen and off!

And no, we're not talking about Kerry Washington's undercover wedding to football star Nnamdi Asomugha.

While we didn't learn that B613 commanding officer Rowan was actually Olivia Pope's dad until the last seconds of the season finale, the actor who plays him Joe Morton says for a long time that he also was the only one of the cast who knew that was coming.

Washington wasn't even in the loop.

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"She had no idea!" Morton told me at yesterday's BAFTA TV sponsored by Audi and BBC America.

Everyone finally found out at a table read of the last episode. "It was wonderful because all during those six episodes, Kerry would walk up to me and say, 'Listen, I hope we have scenes together' and I said, 'You know so do I. I really do,'" Morton said.

The secret helped Morton get into character. "He's sort of working in the dark and he's a guy who sort of holds a lot of secrets so it became a part of who I was, that I knew something that nobody else knew," he said.

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No surprise, but Morton declined to spill on what's in store for season 3. "Lots of things are coming up that I think are going to tear the audience apart," he teased.

We cannot wait!

Another secret that was recently revealed? Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes announced on Thursday that she just welcomed her third child, a baby girl.

"Been AWOL from Twitter," Rhimes tweeted. "I totally have a good reason: TINY HUMAN #3 is here and she's perfect! Babies are good. Life is good. #2shows3kids."

"I suppose her life is sort of like her logo," Morton said. "It's up and down and around and around and she's wonderful at it...Congratulations to her for the new baby!"

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