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April 30, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

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In an “epic” case of life imitating art, the cast of ABC’s Scandal went on a tour of the actual White House on Friday.

Stars Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington, who play the fictional U.S. president and his sometimes lover, respectively, were joined by costars Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, and others – and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes – at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“This is what’s known as an epic picture,” Goldwyn captioned a Friday Instagram photo of him, Rhimes, and Young in front of the White House. 


But that wasn’t the only behind-the-scenes image Goldwyn, 55, shared from the cast’s tour. 





Washington, 39, shared a few photos on her Instagram Saturday as well, where it looks like the cast was also invited for Friday’s concert on the grounds in celebration of International Jazz Day (including Aretha Franklin’s tribute toPrince, with “Purple Rain”).

“#Olitz in the real rose garden,” Washington captioned a shot of her and Goldwyn.

Like Goldwyn, she also posed with a portrait of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. 


Continuing their White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend, the Scandalcast is slated to appear at the dinner itself Saturday night.

“I am so excited about Saturday, I mean it will be bittersweet, but we are all so excited to see what [President Barack Obama] says,” Washington said. “He is a brilliant and hilarious man and we always get to see him be brilliant but we don’t always get to see him be so funny.”

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