, Unlawful Entry
, The Last of the Mohicans
, China Moon
, 12 Monkeys, and We Were Soldiers
. She stars as Victoria Grayson
in the ABC
drama series Revenge
Stowe was born in Portland, Oregon
and raised in Eagle Rock
, a suburb of Los Angeles
. She is the first of three children born to Mireya (née Mora) — who had come from a prominent family in Costa Rica
, and Robert Stowe, a civil engineer who was a native of Oregon.
They have a tendency to get beaten up or thrown off a cliff, I know. Why does that happen with me?
I'd just love to see a great love story, and nobody makes them anymore. You have great actresses like Cate Blanchett — she's fabulous in Pushing Tin and Elizabeth — and you don't use them.
We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision. He's extremely thoughtful and sees grand issues both social and political in an interesting way. Quite honestly, I wasn't certain how some of his ideas were applicable to the screenplay, but he was heartfelt and adamant about them. And I remember completely going with it.
In the 90's action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece. When Michael began speaking about the character's inner life, it was clear that his own inner life was strong, as well. I then saw Cora in a completely different light because of Michael's orientation. It became easy to personalize her.
I feel like everything I tried to do is in there.