It’s not every day that actresses are given the helm of hit TV shows so you might wonder how this came to pass. It seems Helen is a big fan of the show and quite knowledgeable about is characters storylines. “Revenge’s” executive producer Melissa Loy says they were impressed with the episode of “Californication” that Hunt directed.
Spoiler ahead so proceed at your own risk!
In “Retribution,” one of the difficulties Helen faced as director was being sure to capture the nuances of Emily’s emotions for the episode. Emily is still coping with the loss of one of her dearest friends and must attend Amanda’s funeral. Torn up inside, she must mask her true feelings from a world that soesn’t know the true nature of their relationship all while looking at a gravestone that bears her own real name.
Gabriel Mann, everyone’s favorite insider with the “Revenge” gossip told Entertainment Weekly that working with Hunt was an interesting experience. Here’s what he had to say about it:
"She was very invested in the characters, and sort of had really strong smart ideas about [how] at a certain point, when you keep upping the stakes and upping the stakes, there has to be a payoff. I feel like she really got us back to our roots, saying, 'As human beings, what happens to [the characters] when these things are occurring all around you?' She anchored it in incredible, dramatic reality -- still within the confines of the 'Revenge' world, clearly -- but really brought a real sensitivity and poignancy to the things these character have to deal with in the next few episodes."
Catch "Revenge" on ABC when it returns with "Retribution" on Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m.
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