Jennifer Jason Leigh Cast on ABC's Revenge for Season 2 - Jennifer Lopez Explains American Idol Exit
TV News and notes - Jennifer Jason Leigh has landed a role on ABC's Revenge, she has been cast as Emily's (aka Amanda Clarke) mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Revenge returns Sept. 21 and moves to its new Sunday time slot for the fall season.
More TV notes...when American idol returns to Fox it will look quite different as both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are out as judges.
Lopez says she quit ‘American Idol’ to focus on her acting.
The judge on the television talent show announced last week that she will not return, but said that she had an "amazing run" on the series.
Now Jennifer has commented that her decision to leave the reality program was spurred by a renewed interest in film work.
She explained: "I do miss doing films. I feel like the last two years with ‘American Idol’, I've really, really focused on, you know, my music.
“It was all kind of very synergistic, it worked really well together."
She continued: "[Movie work] is something that I really loved, it's how I kind of started in this business, and it doesn't leave you. I am an actress, I need to do that, too."
The 'On the Floor' singer also said this week that Steven Tyler's decision to leave ‘American Idol’ influenced her own departure.
She said: "We had magic. I don't know, with him gone, it might be a different formula."
The mother of twins Max and Emme with estranged husband Marc Anthony, will spend the summer and autumn on a co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias.
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