Revenge Casts Emily's Mother!

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Revenge has cut through the Weeds and tracked down Emily Thorne's mother. Well, really Amanda Clarke's mother, but still.

ABC sources confirm that Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast in the highly-anticipated role of the woman long presumed dead by her troubled daughter. The first season of this thriller concluded, of course, with the discovery that Mrs. Clarke was still alive.

JJ Leigh

As you might expect, the character has been described psychologically damaged, dangerous and a bit of a loose canon. And to all of those who have only seen Leigh's comedic side on Weeds over the last couple seasons, rest easy:

There's plenty of time to pick up Single White Female before Revenge Season 2 premieres in September.

What do you think of this casting choice? Sound off now and check out the first official trailer for the show's move to Sundays this fall.

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If you have only seen Jennifer Jason Leigh on "Weeds" you have missed out on more than half of her talent. She is an awesome dramatic actress. Rent and watch "Georgia" as well as "Single White Female."


Love the new cast, do not agree with moving rev to Sunday nights.


She's not who I expected, but I can't say I'm disappointed. Let's just wait and see.


Hmmmm... hope she adds more crazy to revenge : )


Great Casting she's scary crazy in single white female perfect so on par with ms stowe


I don't know what to think. I feel indifferent to the choice.

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Revenge Quotes

[to Aiden] Hate is a lot like love. You can't force it. You can't fight it. You just have to embrace it when it comes along.


Upon embarking upon a path of revenge, Confucius warns that one should dig two graves. Confucius was right. The second of the two graves was meant for me. I was only saved by my father's infinite love. I know now that revenge only brings darkness. I couldn't see the light until I considered my father's advice to try and forgive. It's not easy but my father once said that nothing worth doing ever is. Well, with one exception.