'666 Park Avenue': Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn base devious characters on the Madoffs


In the upcoming ABC drama "666 Park Avenue," Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams play Gavin and Olivia, the nefarious owners of a seemingly haunted upper east side apartment building. In the pilot episode, it becomes increasingly clear that the couple have the worst of intentions when it comes to their tenants, who experience a bevy of horrors while residing in their dream apartments.Williams says that she looks at the moneyed, troublesome couple as a supernatural version of Bernie and Ruth Madoff. "It's a world that I wanted to explore. It's the Upper East Side. It's luxurious. It's a couple that are very powerful," she says. "I thought about the Madoffs immediately because they were extremely wealthy. They had incredible land holdings all over that people knew about and knew that they had a great amount of wealth. And then we all saw the dark side and what happened and how they created their empire."They're not...



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