Emily Thorne’s Mom Has Been Found on ‘Revenge’

Revenge ended its debut season this past May with a big reveal: the believed-to-be-dead mother of Emily Thorne – no, Amanda Clark – (played by Emily VanCamp) is really alive.

Since that time fans and critics alike have been wondering just who would be cast to play the role. A lot of names were tossed around, but the news broke this afternoon at E! Online that actress Jennifer Jason Leigh has won the much-buzzed about role.

There are no current details on how or when Momma Thorne (nee Clarke) will be introduced into the show, but given the quickly-earned reputation of the series providing surprising twists, fans can rest assured that it will climatic.

For those who need a reminder, among Jason Leigh’s credits are the classic 80’s film ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ as well as the box office film ‘Single White Female’. More recently she appeared in the Showtime series ‘Weeds’.

‘Revenge’ will return for its second season on ABC this fall on Sunday nights at 9/8c.