PRLog - Apr. 17, 2012 - Charlene Tilton, star of the international prime time smash Dallas, has joined the cast of DeVanity in the role of Francesca DeVanity. Francesca, the bitter sister of the late Richard DeVanity, returns to Los Angeles after being exiled to Paris for committing crimes which only a DeVanity is capable of executing.
Best known for her role as Lucy Ewing on the 1980's soap opera Dallas, Tilton will be reprising her role on TNT's upcoming Dallas series, a continuation of the original drama, where she will be joined by several of her former cast mates as well as a younger generation of Ewings. Tilton has a long list of television and film credits, both prior and post Dallas, including a recent appearance as a contestant on the British ice-skating show, Dancing on Ice.
“Francesca DeVanity is going to be quite the departure from Lucy Ewing.” said series creator Michael Caruso. “She’s powerful, vengeful, and has a sordid appetite for everything that will put her at odds with Jason DeVanity. She will definitely rock the boat in a way that only Charlene Tilton is capable of. Everyone is incredibly excited to work with her; I think that she is going to really surprise fans with a very different character, and a look that Charlene herself is planning to create. Charlene is the perfect addition to the DeVanity family!”
Tilton is scheduled to appear on the sixth episode of the seven episode third season which also includes soap stars Kyle Lowder (Days of Our Lives), Robin Riker (The Bold and the Beautiful) and recent season three addition, Gordon Thomson (Dynasty).
DeVanity is a multiple award winning series, recently honored with six accolades at the 2012 LA Web Fest including Outstanding Producing, Directing, Writing, Cinematography, Editing, and Supporting Actress for Alexis Zibolis. Last month, the hit drama was awarded Best Soap Opera and Best Director at the 2011 Indie Intertube Awards. In less than a year of web presence, the sudser has garnered an additional twelve nominations from numerous organizations including the Indie Soap Awards, International Television Festival and Indie Intertube. The series, from Caruso/Portier Productions, will commence filming Season Three in June, with plans to release early 2013. For more information visit http://devanity.com/