Original 'Revenge' Actress Exits the Show Deadline
An actress who has appeared on the ABC drama “Revenge” since the pilot is leaving the series. Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports that British actress Ashley Madekwe is departing.
"Her option was not picked up due to what I hear were storyline reasons," Andreeva writes.
Madekwe’s character, Ashley Davenport, started off as a friend to Emily Thorne, played by Emily VanCamp, and then fell for the scheming Tyler and eventually slept with both Conrad Grayson and his son.
"By the end of Season 1, Ashley’s storyline played out, but the producers found a way to bring her back in a new role as Conrad’s assistant and then PR for his political campaign. With Conrad winning the election in the second-season finale, that story arc also came to a natural conclusion," the piece notes.
Madekwe is one of two regulars leaving the show as it prepares for its third season. The other is Connor Paolo, whose character Declan Porter died in the season finale.