Jennifer Jason Leigh Gets Some Revenge

    July 23, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Jennifer Jason Leigh may have gotten her film start in a quirky little movie about teenage sex and drugs, but she quickly proved herself to have a darker side which fairly shines on camera. And while she’s been out of the limelight for a while, she’s about to jump back in with a role on the highly popular ABC drama “Revenge”.

The actress won over the hearts of millions in the cult classic Cameron Crowe film “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” as the sweet but naive girl-next-door, Stacy. But it was when she tackled the darker nature of a woman that she shot to stardom, creeping us all out in “Single White Female” as a psycho stalker before moving on to play Dolores Claiborne’s troubled daughter in the Stephen King film.

Since then she’s appeared in several films and shorts–and even lent her voice to animated features like “Hey Arnold! The Movie” and “King Of The Hill”–but it’s been a while since we’ve seen her in a starring role, and that’s a shame. However, fans of the show “Revenge” are excited to have her on board as Emily’s mother, because it seems clear that she’ll have something dynamic to bring to the story.

The show’s creator, Mike Kelley, said, “What you’re going to discover about the woman who was Emily’s mother is the circumstances under which they were separated, and you’re going to find that there’s some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore.”

“Revenge” roars back into life this September on ABC.