Day 6 at the Television Critics Association tour. Network: ABC.
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Margarita Levieva (pictured above) complimented me on the colour of my shirt. This qualifies as a very good day.
Of course, on Thursday Levieva – who plays the fake Amanda Clarke, or “Fauxmanda” on Revenge – was sporting a very different look from the one in the photo. To my amateur physician’s eye, she’s about a million months pregnant.
Fauxmanda’s pregnancy actually was one of the major developments on Revenge, which airs on ABC and Citytv, as the first season ended. Dangerous diva Fauxmanda returned, and she was pregnant. But we wonder, who’s really the daddy? After all, things never are simple with Fauxmanda.
Anyway, speaking with the charming Levieva was part of a pleasant and productive afternoon on the set of Revenge. All the main cast was there except for Madeleine Stowe, presumably increasing the intrigue, since the survival of her character Victoria Grayson was the main cliff-hanger at the end of season one.
And how’s this for a “Canadians are so nice” moment? As critics were riding the bus on the way to the Revenge set, an ABC publicist got our attention and announced, “Emily VanCamp is feeling a little under the weather … ”
Immediately we thought, “Uh-oh, the series lead won’t be there? This just turned into a waste of time.” It especially was disappointing for the Canadian critics on the bus, since VanCamp, who plays Emily Thorne/the real Amanda Clarke, is from Port Perry, Ont.
But then the publicist continued: “So Emily just wanted to let you know, she won’t be shaking anyone’s hand, because she doesn’t want to spread anything around.”
How sweet is that?
You could hear the frog in VanCamp’s throat, but she answered questions like a trooper for a long time. Besides VanCamp, I also spoke with Gabriel Mann, who plays Nolan Ross, and of course Levieva.
The shirt, by the way, is royal blue. Brings out my eyes.