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Emily VanCamp in Revenge
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Emily VanCamp has made a name for herself playing good girls on TV’s Everwood and Brothers & Sisters. But given that her Revenge character, Emily Thorne, meticulously plots to inflict pain and suffering on a wealthy family who wronged her father, it’s safe to say that VanCamp’s squeaky-clean period is over. ”She’s kind of like a crocodile,” says the actress. ”I imagine her navigating this community of people as this very quiet predator.” The Hamptons-set series, which feels like a throwback to frothy prime-time sudsers like Dallas, opens with one of the characters mysteriously being shot. ”We set it up with ‘Who shot J.R.?’ and then we tell you [who did it] through the course of the season,” says creator Mike Kelley (Swingtown). ”You will have all of the answers to all of the questions that the pilot poses by the 13th episode.” (Sept. 21)

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