Madeleine Stowe Talks Playing Victoria Grayson on ‘Revenge’
ABC’s soapy drama Revenge has been picking up steam as the plot heats up, and the recent boosts in ratings can no doubt be attributed at least partly to Madeleine Stowe’s portrayal of the icy billionaire Victoria Grayson.
Stowe’s character is one that fans of the show absolutely love to hate–so much so that Stowe says that Victoria Grayson is, on some level, akin to Lady Macbeth.
“I’m having a really good time with it,” Stowe said of playing the role of Victoria Grayson. “Not to compare this with Shakespeare, but there’s a Lady Macbeth kind of quality to her.”
So what makes Revenge, what many consider to be a guilty pleasure, such a success? According to Stowe, the show is a good fit for tough times.
“People are hurting and fearful economically about their livelihoods and their future. I think they feel, with what happened with the stock market and Wall Street, there’s a sense of villainy out there. And now they get to watch this completely fantasized version of that world,” she says. “People are enjoying seeing (the characters’) lives go askew.”
Have you been keeping up with Madeleine Stowe on Revenge? What do you think of the show?