The second REVENGE’s Nolan revealed to Emily that her supposedly-dead mom was alive, our brains went into overdrive. Who should play the Clarke family’s missing link? We came up with a few suggestions… give us yours in the comment section!
The formerly desperate housewife looks like she and James Tupper (who plays Amanda’s dad in flashbacks) could totally be the gene pool from which our vengeance-seeking heroine emerged. And after years of playing Lynette, Huffman would no doubt relish the opportunity to sink her teeth into a role that allowed her to play something more glamorous than a suburban mom! Er, not that there’s anything wrong with that…
Long before she became one of LOST’s tailies or TITUS’ good-hearted girlfriend, Watros tore up the daytime screen as GUIDING LIGHT’s nutty nurse Annie Dutton, taking home a Lead Actress Emmy for her work on the soap. Anybody who remembers the classic rivalry between Annie and Reva will probably shiver with delight at the notion of Watros going head-to-head with Madeline Stowe’s Victoria.
While we first feared throwing the MELROSE PLACE vixen into the mix for fear of the camp factor she might bring, that notion was quickly discarded given that the show already regularly veers into that category thanks to ice princess Victoria.
Portia de Rossi
Suspecting as we do that Amanda’s mom will wind up being connected to (if not the head of) the mysterious Initiative (ala ALIAS), we couldn’t help picturing de Rossi’s BETTER OFF TED alter ego, who rocked a power suit while ruling with an iron fist.
As GENERAL HOSPITAL’s prickly publisher Kate Howard, she dodged a mysterious past and more than a few bullets… well, except the one that brought her wedding to a screeching halt. The show eventually recast the role, but how fitting would it be if she got the ultimate revenge by making the leap from daytime soap to primetime sudser?