"I really love the first lady. She's a monster. She makes me laugh."

- Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby on ABC's "Scandal," when asked for her favorite character on the show on a TVGuide.com webcast Thursday. Bellamy Young plays fictional first lady Mellie Grant.

Stanchfield and Columbus Short, who plays Harrison, promised 'shipper fans "we will always and forever be Team Abbison regardless" of a hypothetical romance.

Although Short said future storylines are on a "week-to-week need-to-know basis," Stanchfield made one prediction based on the executive producer's reputation: "Of course Harrison's going to have a love interest. It's just a matter of time. It's Shonda Rhimes!"