Katie Lowes

Your go-to recipe for eating in…

I love whole meals in a bowl. I’ll pile brown rice, roasted vegetables and chicken into a bowl with some sort of delicious sauce, depending on my mood. Some days it’s tahini, some days it’s miso dressing, and other days it’s pesto!

What are some pre and post shoot routines for you?

Pre-shoot: Drilling lines! When I have to speak at Scandal pace, I am constantly warming up and running lines.

Post-shoot: Chilling. Usually on my couch with a bowl of air-popped popcorn (It’s not movie popcorn but it’ll do).

Favorite night of the week and why?

Sunday night. I always feel rested from the weekend and simultaneously excited for what the week will bring.

What’s a typical lunch on the Scandal set like?

Honestly…I usually crash in my trailer. Most days I try and bring a light lunch, eat it quickly, then power nap it up before it’s time to get back to OPA!

What’s always in your onset trailer fridge?

Fresh juices from Pressed Juicery or Glow.

What are your favorite Los Angeles restaurants?

AMMO. I used to waitress and run the catering department. It’s where I learned about farm-to-table food and I think its the best. I also love Barbrix and Son of a Gun.

Los Angeles spots where Quinn would surely be found…

Home Depot

Are there vices you and your character Quinn both have? What are they?

Right now, I think that one of Quinn’s vices is her need to prove herself. She’s willing to go to whatever lengths, including torturing someone, to prove to Huck what she is capable of. I feel similar to that, because with all the talent going on in Scandal-land, I just want to hold up my end and keep up!

If you could host a dinner party with any five people, living or dead, who would be there?

Right now it would be Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, and Columbus Short – a real Olivia Pope and Associates dinner. We STILL haven’t done that and it would be awesome! Right?!

See more Scandal Week! With Darby Stanchfield’s (Abby Whelan), Bellamy Young’s (Mellie Grant) and Tony Goldwyn’s (Fitz) features here!

*Katie Lowes, photographed at AMMO restaurant by Danielle Kosann