‘Revenge’ Star Ashley Madekwe Talks Personal Style And Emily’s Devious Look [INTERVIEW]

February 11th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe chatted with SOCIALITE LIFE  during Joico Hair’s Drab to Fab shoot, styled by the brand’s international artistic director, Damien Carney.  We wanted to know more about the British-born star and her other gig as a self-made fashion blogger.

SL: When you read the scripts for each episode of Revenge, do you ever think to yourself: “How the hell could anyone get away with this in real life?”

AM: No, because we are all so “in it” now, and we read the script together; we usually get it right before the table reads.

We read them aloud as a cast, and we inhabit that world; we’re all committed to it.  We’re all within this heightened reality.

SL:Some of us (ok, fine. one of us) allow these thriller series to seep into our day-to-day lives. Do you ever feel like you’re living a plot out of Revenge at the grocery store or while picking up your dry cleaning?

AM: I wish! That would make my life infinitely more interesting. Emily (vanCamp) does a sort of look we call “the croc.”  We christened it on the pilot episode. 

(vanCamp) had this inspirational picture of Grace Kelly in a lake, with just her eyes above the water. Then she found another photo of a crocodile doing the same thing, so that’s why we call that particular look “the crock.”

We (the cast) can all “croc.” It’s not just for Emily.

SL: You have your own fashion blog, Ring My Bell. What made you want to start it?

AM: I’ve always been an actress, but the blog came about because I loved reading personal style blogs. My husband (actor Iddo Goldberg) is a relatively good photographer, and he takes those shots. I wanted to join in and be part of the blogging world.

I was acting when I started it, but I didn’t have the recognition that I have now. So they kind of came together, acting and blogging. They now go hand-in-hand.

SL: You mix high fashion with high street retailers.

AM: It’s my personal style. Everything you see on the blog is what I wear in my everyday life. What I’m careful about not doing is showcasing a red carpet look, because you can find those on photo agencies like Getty. I have people helping me out with those sorts of looks.

It’s more interesting to see someone’s day-to-day looks, and to find out how to get those. I understand that not everyone can buy a Chanel bag, but I try to make it accessible in that they can “get the look.” Not the exact copy, but the look.

Catch Revenge on ABC every Sunday at 9/8 central.

By Kelly Lynch
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