By Kelly Connolly
Updated February 19, 2016 at 01:59 PM EST
Credit: ABC

When Kerry Washington stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, no one was more excited than her mother — but that had less to do with Washington than with the man sharing the couch.

Washington’s fellow guest for the evening was Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Because the Scandal actress and her family all count themselves as “huge” fans of the medieval fantasy series, Washington took her mother to the talk show as her guest. Rather than sit in the audience, Washington’s mother elected to stay backstage, where the actress noted she was worried she’d find her mom with a cup to the wall of their adjoining dressing rooms.

“That’s the best-case scenario,” Kimmel joked.

And, fittingly, Washington’s mother isn’t easily scandalized: She has no problem with either Game of Thrones’ sex and violence or her own daughter’s sex scenes.

“She will sit through a sex scene like nobody’s business,” Washington said. Check out the full video below to find out how her mother reacted to one such scene on Scandal.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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