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Tanner Stransky
March 01, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

Another mysterious character is making her way to Southampton: EW has confirmed that Tess Harper — known best for playing the mother to actor Aaron Paul’s Jesse on AMC’s Breaking Bad — has just been cast on ABC’s primetime soap Revenge. originally reported the casting.

The 61-year-old Harper will appear as Carol Miller, who’s described as a former corporate secretary — at Grayson Global, maybe? — who retired to the quiet life on a farm outside Madison, Wisc., 15 years ago. As you might imagine when it comes to Revenge, though, Miller’s appearance is probably not as simple as that sounds, as her complicated past will be uncovered swiftly when she appears in the series’ episode 19.

Besides Breaking Bad, Harper was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 1986’s Crimes of the Heart and has appeared in other films, including No Country for Old Men.

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