It's good to be bad — just ask Emily VanCamp, the breakout star of ABC's hit series Revenge.
"I'm having a blast," the 25-year-old tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now). On the thriller, VanCamp plays an orphan who's hell-bent on getting even with the people who framed her father and destroyed his life.
"She's taking down these people [in New York's The Hamptons] — and it's really fun to kick some ass for the first time in my career!"
Despite her character's devious ways — she assumes a new identity to take down her father's enemies — VanCamp insists she isn't all bad.
"She's quite justified in what she's doing. I mean, these people stole everything from her. They're horrible people who do really bad things," she tells Us. "The revenge is a way for her to stay connected to her father. The moment she forgives is the moment she has to let him go."
For more from VanCamp — including how her Revenge costars compare to her friends on Brothers & Sisters — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday!