What is going to be coming up on “Revenge” this coming season? Much of it is still a mystery, but we do at least now have something new and exciting worth sharing: the first photo of Jennifer Jason Leigh playing the role of Emily Thorne’s mother Kara.
So what is this character going to be like? Although executive producer Mike Kelley is hesitant to say too much, he did tell TV Guide (who first published the image to the left of this article) that she is going to have a rather dark past, and play into at least part of some characters that Leigh has become famous for over the years:
“This is a woman who has battled demons her entire life … She’s a borderline personality with serious mental disorders. We will learn that her separation from Amanda as a young girl was because Amanda was not safe around her.”
As for why Leigh specifically wanted this role, the recent “Weeds” guest star suggested that it was because not all of the crazy behind this woman was going to be made apparent straight out of the gate:
“Emily’s memories of her mom are all coming back to her … The truths about Kara will be teased out slowly. It’s going to be really dark and surprising.”
There is no word on a specific episode count for Leigh’s character just yet, but we have to assume that she will at least be a part of the good chunk of the season. There are still a plethora of questions concerning this woman that are worth answering, and this is never a show to rush through anything without giving us the necessary backstory first.
Do you think that Leigh really is the perfect person for this part, and what do you want to see happen with this story over the course of the year? We want to hear more of your thoughts below! If you want to see the latest promo for the show, you can do so by heading over to the link here.