The Hamptons are about to get a bit more serious and a lot more intriguing as the anticipated arrival of Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) mother shows up in season 2.
Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast in the role of Emily’s much-alive mother! The actress is joining the show just after doing her stint on the Showtime show, “Weeds,” and is best known from her role in the movie, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
“This [character] is going to have some deep psychological issues. So we’re going to need somebody that can play volatile and dangerous; all of the scariest parts of Emily’s personality are going to be present and apparent and a little bit out of control in her mother. But at the same time, what works so great for Emily is that sweet façade, so this woman needs to feel like she’s got potential for kindness. You look at her and you don’t know that she’s as damaged as she is inside. But you’ll quickly learn that this is a very dangerous person.”
What do you think of the latest cast addition to “Revenge?”
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