“There’s a kind of energy where you seize the reins.” He may play the commander-in-chief onscreen but as director, he says, it’s important not to be a dictator.
“It’s important to have a style that lets everybody know that their input is valuable and necessary.”
Goldwyn looks for a theme in each episode to tell that story visually. He directed the episode “Mama Said Knock You Out,” where it was all about Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) doing shuttle diplomacy in the halls of the White House. “That became, for me, the visual throughline of the story,” Goldwyn says.