Emily VanCamp is ready to kick your ass in 4-inch heels. Or at least that’s how she looks here. Then again, that’s how she looks a lot of the time.
“Revenge” actress Emily VanCamp covers the April 2014 issue of ELLE Canada magazine in a Christian Dior top and Burberry skirt photographed by Colette de Barros and styled by Petra Flannery.
On being described as the girl next door: “I’m nothing like the girl next door. When you think of her, you think of a strong moral compass and a wholesome upbringing, but my life has been anything but conventional or normal. It’s a really odd way to be described by people who don’t really know you. I kind of preferred, as I entered into the Revenge and Captain America realm, the bad ass thing that people were talking about. Maybe that’s a little more like me.”
On the pressure to look good: “I can definitely feel the pressure looming, but I really do try to avoid it because I think there’s a little bit of an addiction that comes with it. I don’t want to spiral down that path. It’s kind of like getting a tattoo—people want more.”
On the paparazzi in LA: “It’s the weirdest and most annoying thing. I don’t think actors who are working should ever complain—there are shitty parts, but you deal with it. I grew up in the countryside, though, so I like to go to the grocery store in my sweatpants or maybe even take it to the level of going to the store in my onesie. But I can’t do that anymore. [Laughs] Or, for instance, I stole my sister’s really comfortable sweatpants and took my garbage out in them and was caught by the paparazzi, so I had to give them back!”
Okay, some of these getups are pretty, shall we say … editorial, but we love what she’s wearing on the cover.
We forgot until she mentioned it here that she’s going to be in the next Captain America movie. That’s good, because we miss her and we’re really not likely to get back into Revenge after spending a season and a half away because the plots were getting too complicated. We’re ready to see if she’s got the chops to kick ass on the big screen.
[Photo Credit: Colette de Barros for ELLE Canada Magazine]