*** SPOILER ALERT *** If you haven’t seen the final episode of Revenge please don’t read on
“Let It Play” were the 3 words that ended season 1 of Revenge and stirred much excitement and conversations amongst Revenge fans.
The main topic of conversation since the brilliant finale has been, who will play Emily’s not so dead mum?
According to EW.com, “Back in May, creator Mike Kelley told EW.com: “What we really want to do is find the perfect actor for the role. It would be really great for her to be as formidable as Madeleine [Stowe], but it’s a completely different part.” Stowe once noted, “It’s got to be someone who’s got a little bit of a screw loose and can do that well.”
Well it looks like the perfect actor for this much coveted role is Jennifer Jason Leigh (most famous for her role in Single White Female)!
According to EW.com, Kelley has said about Emily’s mum, “What you’re going to discover about the woman who was Emily’s mother is the circumstances under which they were separated and you’re going to find that there’s some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore. For Emily, she’s going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself.”
The casting of Jason Leigh seems genius. She was frightening in Single White Female and by the sounds of it she has to bring that same kind of scary to Revenge. I for one can’t wait – “let it play” already!
Check out Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female
Check out the Revenge Season 1 trailer
Revenge returns to US screens on 21 September. If you haven’t yet got onto it, RTE2 are playing it out on Tuesday nights at 9pm.