10 Comments Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Take a look at The Bad Girls Club’s latest member Cat Washington and her sexy photo shoot with KING…
ETHNICITY: African American
KING: Itâ€™s interesting, after the â€œBest I Ever Hadâ€ video aired, how you didnâ€™t get the same amount of exposure as Rosa Acosta and Shakur Sozahdah. You were a standout.Â
CAT WASHINGTON: Yeah, itâ€™s crazy, right?
Do you feel you were overlooked?
I donâ€™t know, I guess itâ€™s the industry standard. Now the more exotic, mixed girls are whatâ€™s in. I wasnâ€™t originally cast, but I think politics decided that they needed a brown face.
How did you end up being the only â€œbrown faceâ€ in the video?
Originally there were no brown faces in that videoâ€¦at all. All of a sudden, I get a phone call the morning of the shoot telling me I needed to be on-set. It was shot in Brooklyn, and I had to leave Philly in a hurry.
Did you know the concept of the video was an unofficial tribute to Russ Meyer?
[Laughs] I had no clue. I didnâ€™t even know who the artist was. When I got there, I could look around and tell, though. All the girls there were drop-dead gorgeous, but the common denominator was definitely double-Ds. Even the makeup artists and stylists had boobs. There was a lot going on on that set.
Sounds like what heaven is like.
I watched the video one day with my mom, and seeing me running with my boobs jiggling was the funniest thing ever.
[Laughs] It just came on. She busted out laughing because she has big boobs too.
Heredity wins. Are your mammaries the first thing that stands out when you power-walk the streets?
Well, my proportions are prettyâ€¦
â€¦Ridiculous? Insane? Make you want to get on your knees and thank God youâ€™re a man? Any of these would be appropriate.
Yeah, so I canâ€™t just say my boobs. My proportions are likeâ€¦â€œHello, how are you doing? Weâ€™re here, we have arrived.â€
Yes, they have. Nevertheless, after the release of the video, pictures surfaced on the blogosphere of you and the guy whom you didnâ€™t even know when you rushed from Philly to New York to be in his video. His name is Drake, by the way.
Oh, no, not the tabloids [laughs].
Whatâ€™s the extent of your relationship?
You mean me and Aubrey?
On a real-name basis, are we? Guess that answers the question.
[Laughs] Oh, my goodness. Well, we had a relationship. We still have a great friendship. Our schedules are crazy, and to even attempt it is impossible.
You had to have made it possible if you actually had a relationship.
Itâ€™s because we had a lot of time on our hands at that point. He was dealing with his torn ACL, and I was tending to that. I was being a little nurse.
A buxom nurse tending to a patient? Yeah, that scenario hasnâ€™t been scripted in a porno before.
No, not that kind of nurse.
It was worth a shot. Did sparks fly on that set?
Yeah, but it was more of a cool vibe.
Cool. If your schedules lighten up, can you see you two back together?
Right now, probably not. Weâ€™re good how we are; I donâ€™t think I would change it. Iâ€™m focused right now, and heâ€™s focused right now, and itâ€™s one of those things. Weâ€™re in a good space. Weâ€™re like besties. We still talk and see each other, just not as much.
â€œTalk,â€ huh? Is that what the kids are calling it nowadays?
[Laughs] How did we get on this topic again?
Donâ€™t blame the interviewer; blame the blogs.
Those damn tabloids, man. I swear. Iâ€™m not really a fan.
Why? Is it because theyâ€™ll paint you as a scheming video girl Ã la Superhead?
Of course theyâ€™re going to say that. You canâ€™t get mad at the media for thinking all video girls are like that, so I wouldnâ€™t dare get mad. [But] weâ€™re not all like that. If you choose to think so, then more power to you. You have to understand: Iâ€™m a 34DD and have a big olâ€™ butt, so when they see me, automatically theyâ€™re thinking one thing.
That you should see a chiropractor sooner rather than later?
That too, but, I mean, people stereotype and assume things, and itâ€™s not necessarily true.
Moving on, itâ€™s safe to say youâ€™re avoiding the relationship bug, right?
I couldnâ€™t even pretend to have a relationship right now. Iâ€™m married to the biz, man [laughs].
Whatâ€™s the next step in this marriage?
Acting is where I really want to take it. Itâ€™s a passion of mine, and Iâ€™ve been taking my acting classes. I take this serious.
I was in a theater company, and theater is a little bit different from TV and filmâ€”actually, itâ€™s a lot different, but it all ties together. I took a drama class over a few summers. I wonâ€™t bore you to death with it, but it was drama. It made it easier for me, once I got to this point, to just go all in, â€™cause acting is a scary thing. To just let go and say Iâ€™m going to be this character is kind of hard. It prepared me a bit.
The way you describe that shows you get more of a rushÂ acting than you do modeling.
Acting is all adrenaline; you go out there and just go for it.
What roles do you see yourself playing?
I want to play everything; I want to play the crack head, the wife with six kids. I want to play the villain, like Angelina Jolie in Wanted. I want to sprain my ankle in Monaco doing my own stunts. I think it would be amazing.
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