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Jennifer Jason Leigh joins cast of "Revenge"

Jennifer Jason Leigh attends the opening night of "The Book of Mormon" on March 24, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS News) "Revenge" has added Jennifer Jason Leigh to its cast.

According to reports, the actress will play Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp)'s mother on the ABC drama. (Warning: Spoilers ahead, for those who haven't seen the end of the first season).

In the "Revenge" season finale earlier this year, it was revealed that Emily's mother, who had been presumed dead, is actually alive.

TVLine reports that Leigh's recurring role will begin early in the show's upcoming second season.

Back in May, "Revenge" creator Mike Kelly told Entertainment Weekly, "What you're going to discover about the woman who was Emily's mother is the circumstances under which they were separated and you're going to find that there's some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore. For Emily, she's going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself."

"Revenge" returns Sept. 21.

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