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Hey, guys! Is everybody ready for the premiere tonight?!? 😉 After months of anticipation, the night has finally arrived! So much publicity lately, wouldn’t you agree? I’m even seeing Revenge ads on the site itself here! Anyway, to help you get ready for tonight’s premiere, I am adding more things for you guys to remember to do. This is more on the social media side of things, FYI! Earlier today, Grey linked to specific pages on our Video Archive so you can catch up on trailers, interviews, and such you may have missed if you like. Check out her post here or just scroll down to read the update under this one.


– Make sure you “like” Revenge
– After liking, feel free to comment on the page

– If you haven’t already, start an account on GetGlue.
“Like” Revenge and check-in BEFORE the premiere to get the Coming Soon sticker
– Check-in during the premiere to get the Revenge Premiere sticker
– Remember to keep checking into GetGlue for Revenge every week!

– Use the hashtag #RevengeABC while you’re tweeting about the show tonight
– Mention Revenge’s official Twitter, @Revenge in your tweets as well and tell them how much you love the show
– Make sure you follow @Emily_VanCamp_ and the other cast twitter handles: @Gabriel_Mann, @smashleybell (Ashley Madekwe), @ambervalletta and @christabrittany (Christa B. Allen).
– Tweet the cast so they know your support!
– Also make sure you follow our site’s twitter, @evancampcom if you haven’t already! And to those who have been tweeting us lately – thank you so much!

Revenge premieres tonight at 10/9c on ABC (USA) and Citytv (Canada). Hope everybody enjoys the show! HD screen captures from the episode will be added to the site by tomorrow afternoon. This will be typical for every week so just letting you guys know now in advance!

Also, here’s even more video interviews with Emily. The first is once again from last month’s TCA. At the start of the interview she talks a little bit about her decision to leave ‘B&S.’

The second is a video interview with AP, which is sprinkled with clips from ‘Revenge.’

And here’s two more Q&A interviews with Emily that were published today.

Q&A: Emily VanCamp Talks ‘Revenge,’ Her Billboard Shock & Zombies
By: Jolie Lash

Emily VanCamp takes a road over to the dark side on Wednesday night on ABC’s newest drama, “Revenge.”

In the brand new series, the former “Brothers & Sisters” actress takes on the starring role of Emily Thorne, a young woman who heads back to her childhood home in the Hamptons, with a new name and bent on taking “Revenge” against those who took her father away from her as a child, by framing him for a crime he didn’t commit.

ABC’s been doing plenty to promote the show, including erecting a host of billboards and outfitting buses in major markets with the actress’ image, something VanCamp knew about, but still caught her by surprise the first time she saw it, as she told AccessHollywood.com.

Access Hollywood: Do you remember your reaction the first time you saw one of the billboards?
Emily VanCamp: I was driving on the 101 to work and it was some ridiculously early hour, and there it was… I had no concept of what that would feel like and there it was, on my way to work… My mom was the first person I called after I scared my boyfriend s***less because he thought I was getting into an accident.

AH: Because you were screaming?
Emily: I saw the billboard, I’m talking with Joseph, I just started violently screaming. I couldn’t believe it and he flipped out, he’s like, ‘What’s going on? Are you OK?’ And [I said], ‘I just saw it! I just saw it! That’s so weird, that’s so crazy.’ He’s like, ‘Emily! I though you were dying.’ Then… I called my mom, and my mom was flipping out with me too and I sent her a picture of it. It’s such an intense thing. You can’t prepare for it. That stuff doesn’t really get old.

AH: Emily, your character, is muted in a lot of her emotions. Did you ever think she was a sociopath on some level?
Emily: Oh, absolutely. The best comparison I’ve had so far was that she’s a sort of less homicidal version of Dexter, and that rings so true to me. In most ways, she’s completely cut off from her emotions. That was sort of her coping mechanism in losing her father and in finding out all of these terrible things. But also, she had a very violent teenage-hood, because she was torn away from her dad and went through the foster care system… On many levels, yeah, I think she’s a bit of a sociopath. What’s interesting, in coming into this town with this major plan — on paper, she has it all together, it’s all completely plotted out. There are certain characters that are really gonna challenge that about her and that really sort of challenge that wall that she’s put up for herself.

AH: Is there anyone you tried to study to play her?
Emily: I think it was less about studying things about other people, but more about figuring out exactly what happened to her, exactly what affected her to make her this way. I had journals with loads of pictures and thoughts and poems and ideas that I put together to inspire the character. I’ve never really had to build a character from the ground up like that. A lot of characters that I’ve played in the past, I drew from personal experiences or I could relate to on a more human level, but with her, she’s just so different from who I am, it’s almost like there’s a separate part of my brain that I give to her and I rely on that… to get me to those places I get.

AH: The show opens with what appears to be murder mystery. Does that get resolved this season?
Emily: [Writer and Executive Producer] Mike Kelley has said he wants to end up at that moment by Episode 13. He doesn’t want people to be waiting… We’ll have another cliffhanger by the end of the season.

AH: Is Nolan, the only person who knows who Emily really is, going to become a liability as the season moves on?
Emily: In the beginning, he becomes somewhat of an ally to her. They have a very interesting relationship and history. Amanda Clark’s (Emily Thorne’s) father was one of the only people who ever believed in him, so he has an odd sort of father-son connection with my [character’s] father. She keeps an eye on him, she holds him on a tight leash, because you never know what he’s gonna do, but there’s an odd sense of sibling rivalry between them and we start to see that more and more as the episodes play out.

AH: Your character has a lot of secrets… What’s one thing your castmates don’t know about you that they should?
Emily: I’m a pretty open book. I’m pretty sure they all know this — I have kind of secret love for zombies. I’m a big zombie buff.

AH: You’re a super ‘Walking Dead’ fan then?
Emily: ‘The Walking Dead’ is the greatest thing, the greatest television show, I think, in a long time.

AH: And Andrew Lincoln is easy on the eyes.
Emily: Not bad on the eyes, gotta say. But I mean… Yeah, I have a bit of a zombie fetish.

“Revenge” premieres Wednesday night at 10 PM, after the hour-long season premiere of “Modern Family” on ABC.

Source: Access Hollywood

REVENGE Roll Call: Get to Know the Mysterious Cast of ABC’s Highly Addictive New Drama
By: Tiffany Vogt

Hell Hath No Fury like a Hamptonite Scorn! Or at least that’s what the likes of Madeline Stowe, Henry Czerny and Josh Bowman are about to find out when Emily VanCamp returns to the small screen in ABC’s highly addictive mystery thriller REVENGE. But just how terrified should these actors be of VanCamp’s beautiful and duplicitous Emily Thorne, who returns to the Hamptons to exact — as the title suggests — revenge on the wealthy community that destroyed her family years ago? We caught up with the actors to find out just that. See for yourself after the jump.

Emily VanCamp

Maybe you could talk about your character and the deception in REVENGE, and compare it to your role on BROTHERS & SISTERS?
EMILY: That’s interesting, but I don’t think there was much revenge in BROTHERS & SISTERS. I suppose there’s always a bit of that in families, and a family drama could go hand-in-hand with that I suppose. But this is so different than BROTHERS & SISTERS, which is really what drew me to this role and playing this character. I was so excited to play completely different and really challenge myself, and when it came up, it just seemed ideal. I have so much fun with it.

Will your character be exacting revenge on everyone she meets by the end of the season?
EMILY: I think that’s the question most people ask me in terms of longevity and story. I mean, how far can we go with it? And I really want people to know that there is a master plan, and it’s not as if she just has specific plan and a timeline. Her ultimate goal in this is to ruin these people’s lives long-term. I mean, just short of killing them, she wants to ruin their lives and make them pay and suffer the way that she has suffered. So I think initially in terms of episodes, she is ‘cleaning shop.’ She’s very focused on each take down — and those are so much fun to do. But the relationship with Victoria is so complex and so much more than just ‘I want to ruin your life and I want to get on with life.’ She has no other purpose at this point in her life. The only thing that gives her pleasure is to see these people suffer, which is just so kind of twisted. It’s so much fun, I’ve got to say!

What is it about a role like this that let’s you go outside of your prior roles and pursue a character that you can embody for a period of time that lives so determinedly without consequences?
EMILY: Actually, I take a lot of pleasure in portraying this character. I’ve always played a sweet character, and when I was meeting for this role that was the one thing when I met with Marty Bowen and Mike Kelley and they said, ‘I just don’t think people are going to buy her in this kind of character’ and I was like ‘Okay, then I’m going to prove it to you — because I’ve got a dark side!’ I just really wanted to play something totally different. I think it will lend itself well to the show that I have this lovely following of people who enjoyed the family dramas that I’m from and I think it is kind of fun to see the good-girl turn bad. So it’s so much fun and I think that the character really wouldn’t work unless each side had some vulnerability, and I really tried to bring that to the table as well. I feel for her and you want people to feel for her, to think that everything she’s doing is justified and the only way you can justify this kind of behavior is to really understand the pain that she has gone through and to really understand how bad these people are.

Was it tough to convince them that you do have a dark side and that it could get that dark?
EMILY: I suppose. But that’s always the challenge as an actor — is that people get very attached to what they’ve seen you do, especially the young women in this business, they always want to put you in a box. So you kind of have to fight for these parts and really make sure that you’re getting a chance and if you have to prove it to them, prove it to them — and I did that. I was working with Phillip Noyce, our director, and he’s great at finding those moments, and it all worked out and I was able to prove that. It’s not like I have to draw from personal darkness. It’s playing a character. That’s the job and it’s so much fun. Though I was able to draw from my own personal experiences and my other work, but I really wanted to find something that I could create. Something that I could do — that I could put this character together myself and do the research and create something that wasn’t just fully formed already.

To see how Emily Thorne’s tale of vengeance plays out and who will be her first victim as she plots the downfall of the inhabitants of the Hamptons one-by-one, be sure to turn in for the premiere of REVENGE on Wednesday, September 21st at 10PM on ABC (CityTV in Canada). Catch up on past episodes you may have missed for free online at clicktowatch.tv

(Note: I only added Emily’s Q&A to the site, but click on the source link below to read the Q&A answers from the rest of the cast of Revenge. The article is a great read so I’d recommend checking it out)

Source: TV Addict

One comment

  1. ForVanAngel September 21, 2011 | 6:32 pm |

    Thanks Shirpie, I especially liked the first interview, cos it wasn’t the same questions all over again, I love hearing Emily talk, but honestly I can’t listen to the same answers all over again, I’ve heard everything like too often. I knew that Emily wasn’t happy with what happened with Rebecca and we fans I agree that she was held back, that she struggled a bit more I didn’t know, nice to hear her talk about that, I think not every actor would admit that.

    2nd video: If you watch the first seconds, you see how calculated Emily Thorne is. Daniel is glad that she doesn’t know the old “me”, Jack does, but doesn’t know the new Emily. 😀 That’s intersting. yeah, the dark scene with Nolan is kinda cool, though for the pilot it felt a bit too much for me. And yes, Dexter is great. What the show needs is to show us how evil the people were to Emily’s father, after the first episode it seems that Conrad and Victoria are not the friendliest people but they also seem to be not that evil. With flashbacks and more infos, we will know that more, that’s important for me. Finally watched everything, now I can go to sleep. 🙂

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