Emily VanCamp prances around the Revenge set wearing a wealth of designer heels that shoe lovers would absolutely die to get their hands on. But Emily would much rather be scuffing around the set in a pair of comfortable old boots. She claims it’s far more her style. Costume designer Jill Ohanneson has the say as to what Emily wears–at least when playing her Revenge role/roles of Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke.
“We have found what works best for each character: Victoria [Madeleine Stowe] loves Manolo Blahnik, Charlotte [Christa B. Allen] works really well with Jimmy Choo. Emily [Emily VanCamp] would be happiest in boots, but we have to find that heel that still looks beautiful. She looks great in Manolo, and we have some Christian Louboutin. I also use Charles David and Steve Madden. It’s really such a mix,” Jill said during a recent interview.
Because of the prominence of haute couture footwear on Revenge, the show has become a platform for shoe brands to advertise their designs. Might there be a future collaboration between shoe companies and Revenge? Could there be a Revenge shoe line in the making? Ohanneson is a bit coy when answering that question.
“There is an amazing moment coming up. I can’t talk about it too much because we’re in negotiations with shoe companies to showcase their [brands]. One of the characters talks about lusting after this style. It’s an opportunity to showcase a great, interesting shoe,” she says.
Well, fine. Jill Ohanneson certainly isn’t the only one keeping secrets these days. Just check out the tweet ABC’s Revenge shared with fans before Sunday’s airing.
You’ve got that right. #Revenge pic.twitter.com/2GLCzg43Fm
— ABC's Revenge (@Revenge) March 17, 2014
Revenge isn’t Emily VanCamp’s only claim to fame these days. She is also appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier alongside Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Appearing in a role like this one–and constantly looking sexy on Revenge–requires lots of heavy duty fitness for the 27-year-old actress.
“I am constantly getting ready for something,” she said during a recent interview. “I try to stay in shape as much as I can. I started Captain America when I was doing Revenge, so I already had to be in shape but, at a certain point, I’m going to have to take the time to really get in there if I am going to keep doing these physical roles. It takes a lot out of you. It is exhausting!”
Emily VanCamp may be exhausted but she has pulled off her dual roles quite successfully. Now if she’ll just wear those uncomfortable heels long enough for Revenge to launch its own line of designer shoes, she’ll have women singing her praises all the way to their podiatrist’s office–but they’ll look incredibly fashionable while limping en route.
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