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Shirley Li
May 08, 2015 AT 08:50 PM EDT

Things can change any moment on Scandal—and any moment on the drama’s set as well, according to Bellamy Young, who plays First Lady Mellie Grant. The actress recently spoke with EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) about how series creator Shonda Rhimes has been able to alter—or rather, handle—storylines as little as a week before they air.

“I don’t know anything anymore, I’m as in the dark as you are,” Young told EW editor Henry Goldblatt. “It’s weirdly easy to change… It’s a living, breathing thing.”

Listen to her interview below:

This uncertainty means that even if she wanted to, Young couldn’t tell fans what will happen in next week’s season 4 finale. According to Young, it’s not uncommon for the show to go through last-minute reshoots and line changes, which makes it hard to predict what will happen next. Of course, that’s just the way Scandal fans like it.

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