Kerry Washington learned to dance from Jennifer Lopez.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

The 'Scandal' star has revealed she was taught by none other than the 'On The Floor' hitmaker when she was a little girl.

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said: "I had this very inspiring teacher named Larry Maldonado. He had an awesome substitute teacher named Jennifer, who would sometimes step in and teach, but then she left to move to Los Angeles and be on 'In Living Colour'. I learned to dance from J.Lo. It was like meant to be that I would be famous."

Meanwhile, the 39-year-old actress previously revealed she tries to "quit acting all the time".

She said: "I try to quit acting all the time! Not necessarily the show, it's not that I would ever walk away from 'Scandal,' but at times I am like, 'Eh, I'm done with this acting thing.' But being able to tell the story brings me back."

However, Kerry is glad she has such an understanding boss in 'Scandal's creator Shonda Rhimes.

She added: "Well, last season was my first real experience of working with Isabelle. Honestly, it's no joke! It's the real deal. Shonda Rhimes is a wonderful role model. One of the greatest things about having her as a boss is that she is a woman who really understands. She's a mother and has four shows, along with three kids."