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REVENGE casts Jennifer Jason Leigh to play MIA Mom to Emily VanCamp!

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Another piece of big casting news from the hit ABC series, Revenge TV Line confirmed that Jennifer Jason Leigh has nabbed the role of Emily VanCamp’s (Emily Thorne) MIA mom in the sudsy nighttime series.   In story, the Clarke family’s presumed dead matriarch will be a recurring role early into season two!

“This character is going to have some deep psychological issues,” Revenge creator Mike Kelley revealed several months ago.   He want on to say, “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.”

Leigh is currently recurring on the final season of Weeds‘ playing Mary Louise Parker’s older sister.   So what do you think about the casting of Jennifer Jason Leigh as Emily VanCamp’s on-screen mom?  Thumbs up? Or, thumbs down?  Let us know your preliminary thoughts.

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TS

Good call!

Patrick
Patrick

Good Actress.

I regard her, as an independant… character… fearless. Actress… who, losses herself in all her roles. She takes over, whomever, she plays out. She’s a scene stealer.

ie: Miami Blues – w/Alec Baldwin
Rush – w/Jason Patric
Dolores Claiborne – w/Kathy Bates
A thousand Acres – w/Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfieffer.

I hope, Jennifer and Madeleine Stowe have meaty encounters….

SZima
SZima

I don’t know anything about her. I thought maybe she’s too young, but she’s 50, so the age is right. I’ll reserve judgement until she has a chance to get into the role. Can’t wait until REVENGE is back!

susan M.
susan M.

Read my comment on Jennifer Jason Lee.. Read Below!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

Does anyone remember this movie I was chating about?????

kay/kay
kay/kay

SZima she is a very good actress her father was Vic Morrow the one who was killed in a freak accident on the set of Twilight Zone the movie done in the 1980’s. In this picture she looks just like him. Yes she was in the movie Single White Female also Delores Claiborne and tons of others.

susan M.
susan M.

Did anyone read my comments….I posted it Sun. at 10:23 am………. This comment by kay was posted today(MON.)………….

susan M.
susan M.

She played in a movie with Brigget Fonda called “Single White Female!” She & Ms. Fonda became roommates…Jennifer turned out to be a pysco path…Copying Ms. Fonda in the movie in every way..Same haircut & color, clothes..Wanted her boyfriend..And one night pretended to be her roommate & went to Ms. Fonda’s boyfriends apartment..Slpped under the sheets with him etc…..And her realized it wasn’t his girlfriend & told her to get out & away from him..Well she killed him with the heel of her shoe right into his eye!!!! It’s a good movie..Watch it…

barb
barb

I give it a thumbs up!!! She’d be great playing that part.
I remember her in “Single White Female” movie, which was good.
Also, she was in the movie with Tim Matheson called “Buried Alive” on TV. I liked that movie, which she cheated on Tim Matheson with her co worker and got buried alive at the end; and she was in the TV movie a long time ago, about a young high school student who got to be a cheerleader and her parents did not praise her, or acknowledge her, or wasn’t proud of her (reminds me kind of like my family with me) and she became “anorexic”. I forgot the name of that movie. That was a good movie and I can relate to her in that movie–cause its like me and her are connected somehow.
So I think it would be great of her to be in the show “REVENGE” this fall. Hopefully Victoria wasn’t on the plane and survived and the two females can fight each other or whatever like that.

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