Actress Kerry Washington is returning to her alma mater in Washington, D.C. to deliver the commencement speech for the class of 2013.

The Django Unchained beauty completed her degree in anthropology and sociology at George Washington University in 1998 and now she's preparing to go back to school to celebrate with new graduates.

Washington admits she is wracked with nerves over the gig on 19 May (13).

She says, "I'm terrified... I want to have a positive impact on these students."