But on Sunday Canadian actress Emily VanCamp looked decidedly off duty as she grabbed a coffee with a mystery man in Los Angeles.
In fact, the 26-year-old sported an outfit that her alter-ego would not be caught dead in.
Coffee break: Revenge actress Emily VanCamp caught up with a friend over coffee in Hollywood
The star had left her blonde hair loose and un-styled and hid her make-up free face behind a pair of Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses.
And it seems that even her coffee date did not recognise her as she waved to him while approaching the restaurant.
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Unrecognisable? The dressed-down actress waved to her friend
‘I always feel like I'm playing a character when I'm in a beautiful dress, with my hair coiffed. I like getting down and dirty. It's really fun,' she said.
‘There's nothing better than setting an a**hole's house on fire. It's those moments when I think "I love my job!"'
Mystery man: Emily grabbed a coffee with a grey haired man
The pair have been notoriously tight-lipped about their off screen relationship but, in a rare show of public affection, attended a celebrity poker event arm in arm last week.
24-year-old Josh explained his approach to his fans' interest in his personal life to People: 'I tell them to f*** off because it's none of their business, and then it becomes less about the show and more about who I'm dating.'
Private: Emily VanCamp and her boyfriend and co-star Joshua Bowman do not like to talk about their relationship
'It's cool that people like the show and the people who play the characters,' he said. 'But I like a few shows, and I really don't care about the actors' private lives, because that's just sad. I really don't. I've got enough s*** in my own life.'
The actor did talk about sharing the small screen with VanCamp however, saying: 'She's just really great to work with.
'She's experienced and confident in the tracking of her character. She's been working a lot longer than I have.
Hit show: Emily seen here in a promotional shot for her show Revenge