Jennifer Jason Leigh lands 'Revenge' role
July 20th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Jennifer Jason Leigh lands 'Revenge' role

"Revenge" fans will see a new face when the series returns in the fall. Entertainment Weekly reports Jennifer Jason Leigh, 50, has joined the cast of the nail-biting Hamptons drama for its second season.

Leigh has landed the recurring role of Emily Thorne's mother, according to the publication.

The role was teased in the show's finale back in May, when producers revealed that Emily VanCamp's character had a special family tie that would be revealed in the future.

"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," show creator Mike Kelley told EW in a previous interview.

"For Emily," he concluded, "she's going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself."

"Revenge" returns to ABC on Sundays this fall starting September 21.

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  1. gahh

    Yeah, I love that show. I don't care who's in it, I'll be watching. One of the best shows on tv.

    July 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Not a SWF

    Cool! Leigh is gonna ROCK as Em's mom – she's great w/the psycho-but-still-human stuff.

    July 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. wbh

    She is soooo annoying! I stopped watching Weeds (which was my favourite show) because she was on it more and more. Now I will be avoiding Revenge as well. Such a bummer!

    July 23, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pebbles Flintstone

    I'm I the only one that feels really old reading that JJL is 50!! LOL

    July 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barb

    Sept 21st is a Friday? Is this an edit in the Copy?

    July 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marilyn

    Good she is a good actress and wish to see more of her.

    July 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Calaizzo

    Her Dad. Vic Morrow, was a real hero.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sokman


    July 21, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. john

    Always wondered why this woman was under rated. Happy to see her on a series.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      She's the same age as I am (I'll be 50 myself in less than a month). I still see her in early parts, and forget that she's an ADULT just like me.

      July 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    I can't count how many times I fapped to her in Fast Times.....splurt!

    July 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Elvis

    I can not believe she is 50. She was so great in Fast Times At Ridgemont High – and so young. eXistenZ was also a cool movie. I really hope things work out great for her.

    July 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |

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