Revenge’s Josh Bowman on Being Slapped by Madeline Stowe, Pranking Emily VanCamp, and More!
For our November issue, InStyle chose Revenge star Josh Bowman as our Man of Style! The actor (shown at right, shot exclusively by InStyle) plays Daniel Grayson, Emily Thorne's ex-fiance and the only son of the Grayson clan. Bowman talked to InStyle about what it was like being slapped by his television mom, Victoria, played by Madeleine Stowe. "[It was] painful," he said. "But she was cool, saying, 'Let's not do it for real. We'll fake it. It's fine.' And I responded, 'Hell no! If you're gonna slap me, slap me!' Then she says [in an assassin-like voice], 'OK.' And immediately I was like, I'll regret saying that. I've been hit before, and she's up there as one of the best." And would Stowe (or anyone else in the cast) ever have a reason to slap him in real life? "I do play a lot of pranks on set because I find people can take themselves too seriously—me included," Bowman said. "Once I put a whoopee cushion on Madeleine's chair, and she sat on it during a scene. Another time I hid little plastic bugs in Emily's shoes. I was in my trailer and heard this [high-pitched scream] from hers, and I knew: Yes! Score!" Turn to page 136 of InStyle's November issue to read more from our Man of Style, and tune in to ABC tonight at 9 p.m. EST to see an all-new Revenge!
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