Many Revenge fans are rooting for Emily Thorne to get justice for her wrongly convicted (and murdered) father. But when you really think about what she's doing ... well, she's kind of a sociopath, as creator Mike Kelley calls her.
But she gets away with it, partly because of actress Emily VanCamp's "girl next door" quality.
"When I met Emily VanCamp, I knew instantly I wanted her to play the lead role," Kelley told Deadline.
"There’s something acceptable about her, but then there’s something going on behind her eyes that’s rare. She’s smart, so connected emotionally and can access places quickly. She spent a better part of her career playing the every girl and that quality was important to me because you want Emily Thorne as your best friend, but at her core, she’s diabolical and in many ways a sociopath."
But Emily isn't all-out evil or malicious. She tailors her takedowns to each individual, Kelley noted.
"The rule of thumb is that the punishment has to fit the crime. She’s not going to throw someone off the roof for keying her car," he said.
Even if it's a really nice car?!