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REVENGE's Emily VanCamp Interview: Channeling her inner bitch, the scandals, and a preview!

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On-Air On-Soaps caught up with some of the dazzling stars of Revenge, and the executive behind the scenes, to get some inside scoops of what is to come, how they like working with each other, why the series has become such a runaway hit, their thoughts on daytime soaps, and of course, some dishy and fun tidbits!  Throughout the week, you will read how these steamy stars truly know how to show us … The art of revenge!

We start with the woman who is at the epicenter of all the bitter vitriol and drama, and who has made Emily Thorne, one gal we would not want to tangle with!  After all, she probably has more up her sleeve than anyone knows, or does she?  Here is our  “quickie” chat with the beautiful, charming, and beguiling, Emily VanCamp!

Your role is so juicy! You must find a way to channel your inner bitch in it.  And what is so great is Emily Thorne vacillates between icy, to being conflicted, in executing her agenda for revenge.

EMILY:  It is a lot of fun playing this part, because any kind of tension I feel in my day-to-day life I get to release that in my work! (Laughs)  I don’t know where that “inner bitch” comes from, but I guess everyone has it somewhere in them, and I get to kind of unleash it every day at work, and that it is fun.

And it’s so different than your role on Brothers  & Sisters!

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EMILY:  I needed something different.  I really needed a change and I waited it out.  I didn’t want to just jump into the next project unless I really felt excited about it.  I just fell in love with the script for Revenge immediately.  And actually, it wasn’t one of the favorites that is for sure.  Nobody really knew if people would respond to it and if it would do well, and yet, I just wanted to do the pilot and see where it went from there, because it really spoke to me.  It was certainly the most challenging role I had read that pilot season and the most “juicy” and exciting part.  I could see myself enjoying it for a long time.

There is a big moment in episode 16 called “Scandal” when Takeda is beating Emily  up and he throws her against a wall.  Was that fun to do?  It looked dangerous!

EMILY: Oh my God!  I thought I broke my jaw during that scene!  I woke up the next morning and had a hard time speaking.  So I guess because your adrenaline is running so much, you don’t feel a lot of pain shooting it.  Then the next morning, I was all bruised up. And as an actress, you really want to go for it.  But now I am thinking, “Maybe I should tone it down next time and fake it a little bit,” I suppose.  But we had a great time and Hiroyuki Sanada (Takeda) is incredible to work with!

When you and Madeline Stowe go through scenes together that call for you to be both steely and bitchy with each other, you must laugh after the director yells, “Cut”!

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EMILY: Of course we have to laugh.  You have to laugh because it’s so absurd.  I love Madeline so much. We have this great relationship on set and we have this great relationship off set.  So how can you be so evil to this person?  I don’t know, but we manage to do it with a smile, and it’s a lot of fun to play.  However, you have to remember you are acting, because it’s funny. (Laughs)

Million dollar question: Does Emily truly love Daniel Grayson?

EMILY: I think so.  But, there is a big game-changer coming up that will be surprising to her and surprising for the viewers that might help gather a few more Team Jack followers!

What do you think about the glamorous clothes you wear as Emily?  She actually is quite the fashion-plate!

EMILY: We get to wear such beautiful clothing, and it’s hilarious because I am not a fashion forward person.  I get to wear this sexy clothing and then put my t-shirt and jeans on to go home.

Why do you think Revenge is so popular worldwide?

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EMILY:  I think revenge is just a universal theme.  You say “revenge” and you think of The Hamptons and all the beautiful people and the rich.  And also with this time in America with a bad economy, and people looking for an escape, it all came together with perfect timing for us.  The show has really caught on!

An all–new episode of Revenge airs on Wednesday, April 18th at 10PM EST only on ABC called “Doubt”.   Here is the lowdown:  Daniel’s imprisonment sends Victoria to depths that no one thought possible, as the surprise return of a past love provides a destructive but welcome distraction from her family’s struggles.  Meanwhile, Jack’s search for Amanda grows more desperate as he comes under suspicion for murder, on “Revenge”.

So are you enjoying Emily VanCamp on Revenge?  Who do you want Emily Thorne to end up with Daniel or Jack?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Boss was out sick today-I was bored at work this afternoon with no OLTL, killing time waiting for GH to come on & I thought about Revenge because I recently got hooked on Brothers & Sisters & loved Emily VanCamp so I decided to take a look at Revenge-watched the pilot-had never seen a minute of this show & boy I got hooked, watched 3 episodes in a row-could not turn it off! Sorry GH! Had to tape you for later. LOVE this show!

Thanks so much for this amazing interview! I love this show so much! Might be my favourite new show of all time! Emily Van Camp is amazing in her portrayal of Emily Thorne!! Can`t wait for April 18th!! Revenge is sweet! 🙂

This is a brilliantly written prime-time soap. By far it is the best show on air.
I LOVE this show.
My one qualm, is it goes weeks and weeks without a show, and it takes awhile to catch on what is going on due to the time lapse from the last show.

Can’t wait for the new ep! April 18??!!! Yikes, that’s a long time.

Ok is that conservitave B liberal B christian b what is it? Enough already remove the B word from your vocubalary!!!

I WANT EMILY TO END UP WITH DANIEL!! They look awesome tofether

I want Emily and Daniel too. They are so cute and happy to know they are dating in real life. Amazing!

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CBS Orders Michele Van Jean Soap Opera ‘The Gates’ to Series; Set to Debut January 2025

Great news! Soap fans are getting the first new daytime drama in 25 years with the news today that CBS has moved Michele Van Jean’s The Gates to a series order.

In addition, the show is set to bow in January 0f 2025, which means that it appears that the new soap will replace The Talk, which was just canceled and will end after its upcoming 15th season in December of 2024.  No specific time period, or exact premiere date has been set as of yet.

In the premise of the The Gates it follows lives of a wealthy Black family who live in a luxurious gated community.

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The Gates has Val Jean as its writer, showrunner and one of its executive producers. Soap fans know Val Jean’s work best for her work on the writing teams of General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Taking to X, Michele shared: “It’s go time” citing the news on the show coming to CBS in 2025 via Deadline.

Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson and Kimberly Doebereiner will serve as executive producers on The Gates production team. The soap has been in development through a the joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP, which was established to help elevate a diverse range of voices and increase the visibility of Black artists.

The series will be produced by the CBS Studios/NAACP venture in partnership with P&G Studios, which is a division of Procter & Gamble, who used to be very big in the soap opera game.

Are you excited to know that we are truly getting the first new soap opera in over two and a half decades added to a network TV line-up? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

On recent episodes of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) came to John “Jagger” Cates (Adam Harrington) rescue as he was beaten down in an assault. Carly put on her “nurses cap,” sort of speak, and got John to his hotel room and watched over to him, to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness.

GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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‘Tamron Hall’ Renewed for its Sixth Season

While news last week of CBS daytime’s The Talk being canceled after its upcoming shortened 15th season, another talk show is continuing to live another day.

Now comes word that Tamron Hall has been picked up for its sixth season. The talk show currently ranks third out of nine other one-hour syndicated talk shows.  It has now become the second-longest running talk show produced by Disney. The renewal comes from ABC Owned Television Stations and leading broadcast groups including Hearst, Scripps, Nexstar, Tegna, Gray and AMG.

In addition, the show has showed a significant growth in its digital presence and audience engagement, with a 25% increase in followers season over season and a 148% increase in content engagement.

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In a statement, host Tamron Hall shared, “From the start, I saw the show as a chance to build a community. Now, here we are, preparing for Season 6. Wow!”

“Thank you to my team and my beloved Tam Fam,” Hall added, “for nurturing my dream and growing this community. We are a daily destination to talk, laugh, learn and be inspired together. From the biggest celebrities in the world to the most incredible people in their own neighborhood, they all come here to talk, and I am grateful.”

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ABC News President Kim Godwin expressed on the pick-up “Tamron and team are a singular force in daytime because the show gets to the core of humanity through meaningful connection and thoughtful conversations whether covering the most-talked-about issues of the day or interviewing the newsmakers shaping our world. We and the Tam Fam can rejoice because Tamron Hall is back for another must-watch season of fun and fearlessness.”

Tamron Hall has also won two Daytime Emmys during its run thus far.

So, glad to see ‘Tamron Hall’ will have its sixth season? Comment below.

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