Kerry Washington graced the NAACP Image Awards with her presence on Friday night, and between hitting the red carpet and mingling with some of her Scandal costars, she reunited with Yara Shahidi, the actress who played the young version of her character Olivia Pope in a series of flashbacks during the show's third season. Yara, who now stars as Zoey Johnson on the hit ABC comedy Black-ish, was all smiles as she met up with Kerry on the red carpet.
Aside from her cameo as a childhood version of Olivia Pope, Yara — who turns 16 next week! — has also admitted to taking style and confidence cues from the woman who portrays her. In an interview with InStyle last year, Yara said she wears things that are "far too conservative for a teenager." She added, "[Kerry] taught me that, as a young actress, not to change you who are or your values or morals for a role, because what's really authentic is when someone is true to who they are." Keep reading to see Yara and Kerry's sweet Scandal reunion.