In the TV show, Emily VanCamp plays the rule of Emily Thorne who tries to keep together her married life in line with a revenge plot to avenge the murder of her father. Her husband on-screen is her boyfriend off-screen. It’s been approximately 2 years since Emily VanCamp and Josh Bownman have been dating and Emily recently described her relationship to a correspondent at Elle Canada. She claimed that they draw a line between their personal and professional life, preventing the intermingling of the two. Emily often does not even mention Josh in her interviews.
In Revenge, both are shown to be antagonistic to each other once Bowman’s character shot Emily VanCamp’s character on screen. Currently the character, Emily Thorne is blackmailing her husband and living separate from him with the ‘Grayson’ family. Emily VanCamp further revealed that it is entertaining for both of them to play such roles in the show, representing traits different from their own.
She even said that it is often difficult for her family to watch these TV shows as they show a manipulative person, completely different from how the actress is in real life. Emily VanCamp said that it is easy for her to leave the characters she adopts at the set. Having played characters experiencing great emotional heights, VanCamp admits that it does lay a burden on one physically and mentally. The actress has started meditation as a means to overcome the emotional and physical exhaustion that the acting experience brings with it.
Source: US Magazine