Water coolers will be grateful to have Emily VanCamp (star of the hit show "Revenge") and her enigmatic cast-mates back on the small screen when season two begins on Sept. 30. From backstabbing plots, to lover's quarrels, to murder suspects, the show is a must-watch guilty pleasure. It turns out that VanCamp has a guilty pleasure of her own, as she tells Hamptons magazine in their September issue.
"I have definitely dabbled in "The Bachelorette." It's a great way to escape and relax with a glass of wine and just put all of my work stuff to rest for an hour or two and focus on other people's relationships and the absurdity of it all. You get sucked in," she said.
As the reigning queen of scandalous TV, the 26-year-old beauty and Port Perry, Ont., native probably won't ever need to appear on "The Bachelorette" herself (she's currently dating her "Revenge" co-star Josh Bowman), but she does know a thing or two about how to suck in an audience - especially with male viewers.
"It's funny, a lot of men watch this show— and I don't think any of us were expecting that in the beginning. They're more hooked than their wives! It's kind of hard not to look. It's like watching a train wreck," she said about the show, which regularly features her kicking butt with surprising martial arts skills that her character secretly studied for years. "I'm all about strong female empowerment."
Coming from a family of four daughters, that's not surprising (at some point, her dad "just has to throw his hands up and recognize these are the cards he's been dealt"). Though she admits that she left her hometown at a very early age to pursue ballet in Quebec, where she lived with a host family. At 11, she says she was already an overachiever ready to take her studies to the next level, then she was cast in "The Nutcracker" and never returned back to the small town of 9,500 residents. Even though she didn't feel passionate enough about ballet to pursue it as a career, she now says that knowing French has helped her when traveling around the world to promote her various projects.
We're sure that VanCamp would have made a stunning Sugar Plum Fairy, but we shudder to think about what we'd have to gossip about if she hadn't opted for an acting career instead!