09/29/2015 09:47 am ET

Kerry Washington Says Shonda Rhimes Is 'The Best Boss On The Planet'

Kerry + Shonda = BFF4Ever

Surprise, surprise: Shonda Rhimes is not only a badass writer and producer -- she's also the best boss on the planet, according to Kerry Washington.  

On Sept. 25, Kerry Washington sat down with AOL Build to discuss her campaign Purple Purse, which highlights the devastating effects of financial abuse on domestic violence survivors. She also spoke about the new season of "Scandal," and (of course) writer and producer of the show Shonda Rhimes was brought up in all her glory. 

"One of the most amazing things about my job is that I have arguably, maybe not even arguably -- definitively -- the best boss on the planet. Shonda Rhimes is… the best," Washington said in the interview.  

She said that the best part about Rhimes is her willingness to be open and honest. "She’s just so honest and so generous and so supportive, but really when I come to her she will always say to me, ‘Just tell me the truth, just be honest,'" Washington said. "And no matter what that honesty is she can hear it and process it and metabolize it and present you with her truth in a way that’s helpful."

Shonda for president.  

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