Unfortunately, we won’t be watching Revenge this Sunday, Feb.24 as the show is taking a 3-week hiatus. But while we’re weeping bitterly into our bellinis, we’ll also be watching the 85th Annual Academy Awards (airing on ABC at 7 p.m. ET). And as a bonus, the two are now linked.

In Episode 15, “Retribution,” Oscar-nominated actress Helen Hunt plays a key role — director!

“Just finished our cast read thru for ep15 @revenge & im still reeling because our ep dir is best actress Oscar nominee Helen Hunt #PinchMe,” actor Gabriel Mann tweeted on Jan. 21. 

And Gabe’s not the only one impressed by the show’s A-List director. 

S“uch a trip to have Helen Hunt as our director on #Revenge ep 15! It’s certainly making me raise my game,” actress Ashley Madekwe tweeted on Jan. 25. 

This isn’t Helen’s first time directing. She directed five episodes of the '90s sitcom Mad About You, which she also starred in. In 2007 she directed and starred in the indie film Then She Found Me, and last year she directed an episode of Californication. 

She’s currently nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in The Sessions, and now she can add Revenge director to her roster. 

We can wait to see her work when Revenge returns on March 10! Do you think Helen’s a good choice for director? Tell us below!