Here’s what you need to know about the 27-year-old who is taking her talent to the big screen for the very first time.
1. She Has a History of Dating Costars
On Revenge, she plays the determined Emily Thorne (real name Amanda Clarke). VanCamp’s real-life boyfriend, Josh Bowman, plays Thorne’s husband, who shot her on their wedding night.
Although she is private about her love life, she doesn’t deny that she’s dating the 26-year-old. When GQ asked her about being hounded by paparazzi during a makeout session, she said:
I don’t really ever talk about that part of my life, but I’m also not going to stop living my life. I want to live happily. And if I love a person, I’m not going to be ashamed and hide it.
She opened up to Elle Canada about how their roles on the show are very different from reality:
Josh and I keep it all very separate. I barely talk about him in interviews, to be honest. It’s just really funny in the moments when we’re playing these absolutely absurd things. I call him ‘wife-beater Daniel.’ It’s hard for my family to watch—it’s also hard for them to see me in that light. But we’re actors. None of that lives in any of us. Thank God!
This is not the first time she got serious with a coworker. When she was on Brothers and Sisters, where she started a relationship with her on-screen brother, Dave Annable.
In fact, the producers changed the plot so that their characters were no longer related and able to kiss freely.
2. She’s Canadian & Speaks French Fluently
When asked if she missed her Ontario home, she said, “Yeah, I miss it a lot. It’s so quaint, and there’s never some weird person hiding in the bushes in my hometown. I could see myself moving back. It’s just so mellow.”
She actually lived with a French family in Quebec when she moved out of her childhood home to studying dance.
She told Hamptons magazine that being able to speak another language helps her when promoting her work abroad.
She said, “I was in Monaco recently at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. It comes in handy when I’m traveling.”
3. Studying Ballet Led Her to Acting
At 11 years old, she moved to Montreal to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina.
In the above photo, where she is with her sisters, the caption is, “Tinny us!!! #dancing #throwbacks.”
Her older sister was also a dancer, and was cast to play one in a film. VanCamp visited her on set, and the rest is history.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained how she was immediately smitten with the craft:
…it looked [like] so much fun, and [so I] started taking classes for fun. It all kind of progressed from there pretty quickly. I met my manager, and he’s still my manager today—I started working and realized I loved it a lot more than dance.
She told GQ, “I did ballet, which taught me how to be poised and graceful, but still, to this day I’d rather be fishing than going to some glamorous party. It’s so therapeutic.”
4. Her Sisters Are Inspiring Her to Have Kids of Her Own
She is the third girl in a family of 4 sisters. When she left home to pursue her career, they were extremely supportive.
She said, “I’m lucky to have my family. They’re no-bullshit.”
She admitted that she’s recently had the urge to have children because her sisters have started families. The caption of her above Instagram photo is, “Pure happiness. Such a proud auntie! Missing her so much.”
She dished about the revelation to Elle:
…my sister just had a baby—beautiful little Ivy—and my sister Alison is having a baby boy. Suddenly, it’s like that part of my life is real. I find myself dreaming about it all the time. [Laughs] In your late 20s, you start to realize you can’t call yourself a baby anymore.
5. She Was Intimidated on the Set of ‘Captain America’
— MovieWeb (@MovieWeb) March 24, 2014
In her first movie role, as Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she was starstruck.
She told Vanity Fair, “It was a very intimidating situation. So many incredible actors. It was nice that they were all really sweet to me.”
While her costars are traveling to promote the film, she has to stay behind to film Revenge.
Today, I was sobbing over the death of one of our characters. Then I’m going to do a massive fight sequence. You sort of put yourself through these emotional journeys.