'Revenge': Who should play Emily's mom?

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During Wednesday’s high-octane finale of Revenge, it was revealed that Emily (Emily Van Camp) may not be alone in this world after all.

Her mother lives!

That means a new foe for Victoria will pop up in season 2. Oh, the possibilities! To whet our appetites, this is what creator Mike Kelley had to say about the new part to EW’s Tanner Stransky: “What we really want to do is find the perfect actor for the role. It would be really great for her to be as formidable as Madeleine [Stowe], but it’s a completely different part. 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. For Emily, she’s going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself.”

The challenge is finding the perfect woman who seems capable of inflicting such emotional damage (and able to go toe-to-toe mentally with the fierce Madeleine Stowe). If only Dana Delany weren’t tied up for another season in the low-rated Body of Proof; we like her chances opposite Victoria. At least there are plenty more 40-something women who could assume the part of Emily’s mother-from-hell.

Would Sigourney Weaver ever do a TV soap? Perhaps that’s wishful thinking. What about Sharon Stone? We heard rumblings that she was approached for the pilot. And what about Marcia Cross?

So many choices. Fortunately, there are plenty of 40-something women who are up for the job. Take our poll below…or add a few of your own!



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