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.