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How Kerry Washington’s parents’ love for Game of Thrones embarrassed her at the Emmys

The 'Scandal' star also jokes that it was 'selfish' of George R.R. Martin to attend the Emmys in lieu of typing away

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Well, how would you react if you met Khal Drogo in the flesh?

On Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!Scandal star Kerry Washington revealed that her parents — who are huge Game of Thrones fans — embarrassed her at an HBO after-party for the Emmys a few years ago. Despite having been married to Washington’s father for “over 40 years,” her mother “turned into a 16-year-old girl” upon meeting Jason Momoa. She totally lost it, says Washington, but her father didn’t seem to mind: “My dad’s crush is about the same.” 

Needless to say, Washington’s parents did not attend the Emmys at their daughter’s side this year. 

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The segment ended with host Jimmy Kimmel putting a mental image in Washington’s mind that will surely haunt her nightmares for the rest of her life. Check it out below.