As the fall season approaches, casting news is in the air! Who will play the coveted role of Emily Thorne's mother on Revenge? Who will be the new girl in town on The Vampire Diaries? Keep reading to find out!Meet Emily's Mommy!
Until the Revenge
season 1 finale, we all pretty much assumed that Emily Thorne's mother was long-since dead and gone. And then... Not so much. The not-so-late Mrs. Clarke was actually alive. But who could she be?Revenge
has now cast the part. Jennifer Jason Leigh will be playing Emily's long-lost mother, a woman missing since at least young Amanda Clarke's early childhood. The actress -- currently recurring on Weeds
as Jill, the older sister of Nancy Botwin -- will appear in multiple episodes of Revenge
season 2 beginning in the fall.
Other than the fact that this woman was once married to David Clarke and gave birth to a daughter named Amanda, there is little known about Jennifer Jason Leigh's upcoming Revenge
character. But we can expect her to be dangerous. TVLine
executive producer Mike Kelley as saying the mother would be "volatile," "dangerous" and "a little bit out of control."
Yikes. Mommy Dearest indeed!A New Girl Comes to Mystic Falls
What with the burgeoning vampire population, it makes sense that The Vampire Diaries
would want to bring in a few new humans. Whether for food, for love or just for distraction, at least two humans will join the ranks in Mystic Falls for The Vampire Diaries
New casting information brings us the name of the actress set to play a 16-year-old girl coming to town after the death of her father. According to a report from EW.com
, Grace Phipps (The Nine Lives of Chloe King
) will play new girl April. It seems that the teenager has been off at boarding school for years but was a childhood friend of the Gilbert family.
Phipps' casting follows that of Todd Williams in the role of Connor,
a lethal and imposing vampire hunter.The Vampire Diaries
season 4 is set to return to The CW on October 11.(Images courtesy of Showtime and ABC Family)