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So all of you have seen the video of Em telling Pretty Little Liars fans to check out Revenge…well now it’s The Lying Game fans’s turn. I’ve heard from friends who watch the show that they’ve been playing previews for Revenge during TLG (the beach scene, more specifically). In this video, Emily says they’ll be playing another sneak peek during tomorrow’s episode of TLG. Not sure what scene it will be this time but here’s hoping TLG fans also tune into Revenge this fall!
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And yet another Revenge tv spot for you guys! Here’s the video:
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A new scan from the September 12th issue of Us Weekly has also been added to the gallery. Plus, 2 Revenge articles of importance. One has more quotes from Emily from when she attended the TCAs last month and the other is a review of the show from TV Line. Check them out below!
Emily VanCamp talks about Revenge
By: Francine Brokaw
Emily VanCamp stars in the new drama series Revenge on ABC.
At the summer 2011 Television Critics Association Press Tour, Emily VanCamp discussed her new ABC series, Revenge. In the show, Emily plays Emily Thorne, a young woman who lived through a traumatic experience when her father was framed for murder, and has plotted for several years to get revenge on those responsible.
Revenge in the Hamptons
Emily Thorne returns to the Hamptons and is welcomed back by everyone in the town although they do not know who she really is. And she intends on keeping that a secret. For years she has been planning her revenge. She was forced into a world of foster care after her father was framed by his so-called friends. Someone has to pay for what happened to her and she is intent on doing everything in her power to exact that sweet revenge.
VanCamp described her character Emily Thorne as having had a wonderful and happy childhood, that was suddenly taken away and she was put in a rough foster care system. “I think she didn’t really ever have, beyond her father, anybody who truly cared about her, who loved her. It was all taken away from her.”
The actress said that her character is extremely precise in her plans to get revenge for her father. She says her character “spent [many] years building up a wall so that she can do this. And also, it’s sort of like she has nothing to lose. And I always say that the way that I see it is that this revenge is a way for her to stay connected to her father; and the moment that she forgives is the moment that she has to let him go. So if you look at it that way as well, it’s so much for her.”
Emily VanCamp probably hit the television audience radar in 2002 when she co-starred in the drama Everwood (2002-2006). She then had a long stint on Brothers and Sisters (2007-2010). About her new character, Emily admits, “I’m going to really disappoint my fans, I think, with this one. It’s been really fun. I think we talked a lot about finding a balance, and I think, at the end of the day, I mean, you know, it’s a moral discussion in terms of how people feel about revenge. But she’s quite justified in what she’s doing. I mean, these people stole everything from her. They are horrible people. They do really bad things. And I think, on some level, everybody can connect with the theme of revenge, whether they act on it or not, and so I think that’s sort of where the balance comes in.”
This is the first time the actress has the starring role in a series. “I’m very lucky I’m working with an incredibly supportive, amazing cast and producers and brilliant creators, writing great scripts,” she said, and her enthusiasm was evident. “And I think I have been doing this for a very long time, even though I’m still quite young. And I think I’m just trying to take it day by day and not put too much pressure on my shoulders and just really enjoy every moment.”
Being the lead in the series is a thrill, to put it mildly, for VanCamp. “I have a lot of ‘pinch me’ moments,” she confided, “and just really kind of enjoy this with these amazing people. And it really is an ensemble cast, to be honest. I mean, it focuses around this one girl’s journey of revenge, obviously, but, you know, we are all doing this together. We are all in the grind together. And there are so many other storylines that are going to be explored as well, which makes it that much more interesting, I think.”
There is a lot of drama in this series, and Emily VanCamp is up for the challenge. Revenge, which premiers Wednesday, September 21, 2011 on ABC, is an interesting drama that, from what I can tell after watching the pilot, has a lot of substance and interesting characters, not to mention all the glitz of high society.
Fall TV First Impression: Revenge, So Sweet?’
By: Matt Webb Mitovich
The broadcast networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall. To help you prepare for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next on our list is…
THE SHOW | ABC’s Revenge (Wednesdays at 10/9c, premiering Sept. 21)
THE COMPETITION | CBS’ relocated CSI, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, USA Network’s Psych (starting Oct. 12), FX’s American Horror Story (new, premiering Oct. 5)
THE CAST | Emily VanCamp (Brothers & Sisters) as Emily Thorne; Madeleine Stowe (The Last of the Mohicans), Henry Czerny (Clear and Present Danger), Josh Bowman (Make It Or Break It) and Christa B. Allen as Victoria, Conrad, Daniel and Charlotte Grayson; Nick Wechsler (Roswell) and Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl) as Jack and Declan Porter; Gabriel Mann (Mad Men) as Nolan; and Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Ashley
THE SET-UP | Emily Thorne née Amanda Clark is out for [see show title] in this sexy spin on The Counte of Monte Cristo. Seventeen years ago, Amanda’s father (played in flashback by Men in Trees‘ James Tupper, replacing Marc Blucas from the original pilot) was sentenced to life in prison for a ghastly crime. Years later, upon learning of her dad’s innocence and who was responsible for framing him, Amanda adopts a new, well-funded identity and makes tracks for the Hamptons, resolved to ruin those who ruined her childhood — including but by no means limited to society doyenne Victoria.
THE GOOD | My refrain of choice for those who have asked me about Revenge: This is some good, frothy fun, a primetime sudser the likes of which we haven’t enjoyed in a while. The pilot efficiently lays the foundation for Emily’s want for vindication, then affords time for her to cut one or two targets off at the knees with military-like precision. (There’s an awesome moment where she “unwittingly” exposes an affair that leaves the adulterer, the betrayed and you the viewer at a loss for words.) The solid cast is led by VanCamp, at once a contradiction of steely eyes and warm smile, and Stowe, as the prickly and very powerful Victoria. Mann also pops, playing a young Internet billionaire who owes his success to Amanda’s father.
THE… COULD-BE-BETTER | The pilot opens with a Damages-like flash-forward to a shocking event that I wish had held back on at least a few key details, allowing a bit more mystery about what lies ahead. The pilot was shot in North Carolina, and from thence on episodes were filmed in California; let’s hope the setting never reads false. Some critics have wondered: Can Emily’s quest for vengeance sustain a series? (Producers explained at TCA that it won’t always be about Emily’s revenge, and that at some point “summer” will end and the action will relocate to New York City.)
THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | Though Revenge has a toehold on a distinct niche and is airing opposite two greying, transitioning procedurals (in CSI and SVU), the fact remains that Criminal Minds will set a better table for the 10 o’clock slot than any ABC comedies will. Revenge must also vie with FX’s sure-to-be-noisy (yet sure-to-be-polarizing) American Horror Story for roaming eyeballs. To turn a phrase, will Revenge be the best success? I for one hope so.
Source: TV Line