Jennifer Jason Leigh has joined the cast of REVENGE for its upcoming second season. The WEEDS actress has landed the much-anticipated recurring role of Emily Thorne's presumed dead mother.
“This [character] is going to have some deep psychological issues,” Revenge creator Mike Kelley told TVLine back in May. “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.”
REVENGE was completely snubbed by the Primetime Emmy Awards when nominations were announced this morning.