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Columbus Short’s career goals apparently didn’t include being part of one of the hottest shows on TV.

Chatting Friday with “TMZ Live,” the former “Scandal” star revealed that it was never his intent to be an actor on the small screen as he addressed his departure from the hit series.

“I had a great time on Scandal but I’m really excited about what I’m doing now in life,” Short said. “I’m a film actor and being on a show playing one character every week was not really what I wanted anyway, but who knew Scandal was gonna be huge.

Regarding his relationship with “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, Short mentioned that they are still on speaking terms to each other and that she asked him two weeks ago to be on the show’s blooper reel.

“I think [Shonda] feels different things. Maybe I might be the bad child that she loves but just like can’t get right maybe,” said Short, who confessed to learning his lesson regarding his recent run-ins with the law.

“There’s a responsibility that we have as entertainers and artists that I didn’t uphold, because I was still acting like I was a regular Joe,” he said. “But if I’m trying to run for president, there’s certain things that I can’t do… certain places I shouldn’t be, and it’s been a really big learning lesson for me.”

To see Short’s “TMZ Live” interview, check out the video above.

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