ABC's Revenge is taking a new turn, and we have Margaux LeMarchal to thank for that. As we Revengers know, now that Daniel Grayson is dead, Margaux has vowed to destroy Emily Thorne, aka Amanda Clarke, the woman she says is responsible not only for her pain and leaving her without her one true love and the father of her unborn child, but the entire Hamptons and its residents. Margaux is taking after Emily by crafting her own revenge plan, which is sure to put a kink in Emily and David's plan to ride off into the sunset together. What can we expect from Margaux? Well, I was lucky to talk with the talented Karine Vanasse, the woman who plays the French journalist, where she chatted about Margaux's big plan, if Margaux is now the main "revenger" of the show, another possible death, and her relationship with Emily — in emoji form. So, let's get to it.
First things first, what does Margaux have in store for Emily? Per Vanasse, Margaux is in no way, shape, or form, the main and only person now getting revenge. She explained,
I wouldn’t call her the main revenger of the show. I think everyone kind of has revenge on this show anyway, but she’s definitely a new enemy to Emily. Victoria will always be an enemy to Emily. I don’t think the fans expected Margaux to turn against Emily, but, somehow, Margaux has lost everything… all that was caused by Emily. Her father, Daniel, the father of her future child ... Now, she feels alone. She knows that Victoria is there for her, but at the same time, she really feels alone with the baby. It doesn’t surprise me knowing how reactive she is… she has really strong beliefs, she believes in the truth, she’s quite honest, and she doesn’t play games. She’s pretty matter of fact and when something happens, she deals with it, and she’s not going to wait for someone else to do it for her.
When it comes to putting her plan into action, Vanasse assures me that Margaux's revenge is a "passionate" one, but "it's [also] very emotional." As we saw in the most recent episode, Victoria told Margaux before she tries to take down Emily, she must find hard proof, or, most likely, her plan will go down the drain. With that said, Vanasse says Margaux is not going to just make up something to try and destroy Emily, but she will use her journalistic skills to do what is legally right and, hopefully, she will "expose real facts."
She doesn’t think she’ll have to create some, because she really thinks that the facts will be there eventually. She’s going to go and try to find those facts and target only Emily, but only targeting Emily will be difficult. We know how protective Emily is, she has great friends, she’s really good at finding ways to be ahead of people. So will Margaux find ways to [be] ahead of Emily and certain moves and everything? It’s gonna be interesting to watch that cat and mouse game.
That "cat and mouse game" is something we've seen for some time now, especially when it comes to Emily. Also, it's an interesting way to describe the interaction we'll soon see between these two leading ladies. But, how would Vanasse describe Margaux and Emily's relationship over the next few weeks in emoji form? Well, here's what she said:
The first three dots represent Margaux's lonely life, because she has no one. The revolvers pointing at each other illustrate the battle between Margaux and Emily. Lastly, the house and the animals show Emily's pack of followers and friends standing by her side. Take what you will from this, but, basically, I think this means Margaux is going to face one long road ahead by herself in trying to take down the woman who's tricks are never-ending. All in all, good luck, Margaux, because you're going to need it.
If Margaux's plan does go off without a hitch, will Emily or someone else bite the dust? Well, I'm pretty it's safe for us to assume Emily won't die, because, well, let's face it, there wouldn't be a show. However, that doesn't mean another character's death is off the table. In a recent interview with TVLine, Gabriel Mann (Nolan Ross) said anyone could die and this year the show is going "real, real big." It looks another "big" death is coming, but who will it be? When I asked Vanasse, she had no idea what I was talking about, but that doesn't mean someone else won't get killed.
Please tell me where you read that! I should go online and read that same thing. (laughs) Well, that I don’t know, but if that’s the case it wouldn’t be surprising. It is Revenge, after all. But, it’s actually quite interesting, because the writers keep us in the dark a lot. We really know episode by episode about our characters, and it’s so different. I come from the movie industry… it makes us very honest when we tell journalists when we don’t know, because we really don’t know.
Well, I guess we'll have to wait and see who actually does die, and if someone will. Until then, I'm ready to see what Margaux is going to bring to the table and see her give Emily a taste of her own medicine. Don't get me wrong, I love Emily, but it's always nice to see a character's evil side and bring a twist to the story. So, let's thank Margaux and Vanasse for that.
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