One of my new favorite shows of the TV season, Revenge returns with all new episodes tonight as its winter hiatus comes to an end. There is so much that I am anticipating taking place in the second half of the season and Christa B. Allen was kind enough to talk a little bit about it just in time for tonight’s all new episode!
You’ve seen her as a younger version of Jennifer Garner in the films “13 Going on 30” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” And today, “Revenge” marks Allen’s first prime time series. Allen plays Charlotte Grayson, daughter to the all too powerful for her own good Hamptons queen, Victoria Grayson. The relationship between mother and daughter has been rather interesting to say the least after the bomb Amanda dropped. And there’s also a budding romance that we have to look forward to from Charlotte as well. So let’s get right down to it and get a tease straight from Allen:
What would you say is your favorite characteristic about Charlotte?
I love Charlotte’s brazen ability to say anything to anyone. She’s fearless!
So what would you say is your favorite aspect of the show?
I love the romance! I think everyone’s looking for some kind of companionship, it’s just so fun to see how they get there through this twisted Hamptons lifestyle!
Can you talk about what we can expect to see between Charlotte and Declan?
Char and Dec are so young- I think when you’re seventeen anything related to love and relationships is all new- you are just try to figure it out day by day. I mean, they almost moved out together! Now with things so rocky at home for Charlotte, Declan’s really going to have to be there for her and show her what an amazing guy he is.
Charlotte’s relationship with her mother is understandably strained considering what Victoria said in the therapy session. Do you think that Charlotte can ever reconcile with her mom?
I want Charlotte to learn what NOT to do from her relationship with Victoria. Not that Victoria is all bad, just highly damaged from mistakes in her past. But if Charlotte can take her family situation and become a smarter, better person for it- that’s exactly what I hope for her!
All of that said, Emily is on a mission to take down the Graysons… so when the truth comes to the light, what do you think people would want to see more… Charlotte take out her own act of revenge after Emily or become an ally?
So far we’ve only seen Charlotte display simple acts of rebellion against her parents and their turbulent methods of handling things. But they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… if Emily does anything to hurt Daniel, I can see Charlotte getting her hands dirty to protect the only family she’s truly close to!
Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10/9c only on ABC.