This month’s Canadian cover girl of Elle Canada, and Canadian born herself, Revenge star Emily VanCamp (Emily). spoke on the record about her real life romance with her co-star Josh Bowman (Daniel). For those in the know, the duo have been dating for the last two years, although they rarely speak about their relationship in interviews.
However in Elle Canada, VanCamp offered up this comment on her off-screen romance with the man who on-screen shot her twice: “Josh and I keep it all very separate. I barely talk about him in interviews, to be honest. It’s just really funny in the moments when we’re playing these absolutely absurd things. I call him ‘wife-beater Daniel.’ It’s hard for my family to watch—it’s also hard for them to see me in that light. But we’re actors. None of that lives in any of us. Thank God!”
And as far as playing her emotional alter-ego, who currently is having brain blackouts, Emily reveals: “I’ve always been very good at letting my characters go at the end of the day. For almost three years now, I’ve been playing with these heightened emotions, someone who’s so much more tortured than I could ever be, with so much more anger than I could ever have. At a certain point, it does start to weigh on you physically and mentally, and suddenly you’re not coping with things as well. I think it’s emotional exhaustion. It’s definitely something I’m trying to catch and change as much as possible when I really feel that it’s getting me down. I started meditating this year, which was hugely helpful. You have to let this all out.”
So, what do you think about Emily and Josh dating in real-life knowing they play hated spouses on Revenge? Do you like the way Emily and Josh have decided to handle their relationship and not to discuss it much with the media to keep a sense of privacy, which so often in Hollywood is hard to do?
And if you watched last night’s episode of Revenge, what do you think is causing Emily Thorne”s psychosis? Is it inheriting the mental illness of her mother? Or, is something else going on? Is she being drugged? Weigh-in!