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Revenge Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  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 by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Jason Leigh;

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.

Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/2011 Getty Images