Actress Emily VanCamp

Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 26, 2011

I enjoyed watching Emily VanCamp on Brothers & Sisters. How does she feel about playing someone a bit more wicked on Revenge?

—Ginger Watts, Waterbury, Conn.

"I felt sort of unfulfilled after leaving Brothers & Sisters, " says the Canadian-born actress, 25. "I was ready for something new." Her new TV series, set in The Hamptons and loosely based on the literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo, follows a young woman's vow of vengeance on the wealthy family that ruined her father's life. As for her feelings about revenge, she says, "I'm more into the idea of positivity and forgiveness, but it's a lot of fun to play—I'm not going to lie."