Revenge Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Jennifer Jason Leigh attends the after party for the Broadway opening night of "The House of Blue Leaves" at Sardi's on April 25, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/2011 Getty Images

Revenge ended its first season with an appropriately soapy dun-dun-duuuuhn moment: Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke's mother is alive. And now the show has cast Jennifer Jason Leigh to play the mysterious Mama Clarke, according to TV Line. Leigh and Emily VanCamp are a credible enough mother/daughter duo based on eyebrow shape alone! Revenge can be pretty over-the-top (just ask Madeline Stowe how often she lets her eyes well up), but Leigh's been in borderline-kabuki mode on Weeds for a while, so she'll probably fit right in. Scream, sigh, stomp, gaze into the middle distance, and curse your oppressive wealth. It's that easy, JJL.