New Interview with Mary in Soap Opera Digest

Mary Elizabeth has a brief new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, which you can view in the gallery. Back in 1999-2000, Mary played the role of Jessica Bennett on Passions. Here’s what she told the mag of her time on the show:

“Gosh. I was so young back then. I was only 14 and didn’t know much about the business. They had such a large cast that I didn’t always have a lot to do because there were so many characters, but I have to say, they were very good about allowing me to leave. And, I learned a lot about working with cameras and memorizing lines, so in that sense it was quite valuable.”

Mary also talks to them about BrainDead‘s cancellation, how filming Fargo on location in Calgary, Canada is “brutal”, and her feelings on when she got the call to join the show[Fargo].

Mary Talks ‘BrainDead’ Cancellation and ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Sequel

Speaking at the Television Critics Association day for the third season of Fargo yesterday, Mary spoke with Syfy Wire where she said she’d love to step into her character’s shoes Michelle from 10 Cloverfield Lane:

“I know that Dan and I would love to continue that story,” she said with enthusiasm. “The anthology series is where they are going with it, so whether or not that ever comes back to Michelle’s story, I’m not sure. But I know Dan always had more in mind, so I would love the opportunity to explore that. If anybody would every let us do that, we would jump on it.”

In the same interview, she revealed that what draws her to projects lately are the story and character and the creative minds behind project. Right now is such an exciting time because there is so much incredible material in TV, and so many visionaries in TV like Noah (Hawley). I feel like I have been incredibly lucky the last few years to work with some of those people. Sometimes, you want to go off and experiment and do weird things but for the most part I want to stick with people who are really talented.”

Also during the TCA panel, Mary shared her thoughts on why BrainDead was cancelled, saying it was because the show didn’t quite fit into the audience with CBS but applauded the network for giving them a chance.

 

 

BrainDead Cancelled by CBS

Well, this is a bummer. CBS has officially cancelled BrainDead after one season. According to THR, after the network launched the show with a massive marketing push, the series debuted to just under 5 million live-same-day viewers in June before finishing its run in September with half the viewership.

Mary starred on the show alongside Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub.

 

Mary’s Guest Appearance on Late Night with James Corden

Mary was a guest on last night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden along with singer Jason Derulo and actor/comedian Ben Schwartz. Ben instagrammed a behind the scenes photo when their segment was over. You can check out a clip of Mary discussing the sex scene she shot with filmmaker Michael Moore from last week’s episode of BrainDead.

 

Final ‘BrainDead’ Stills; New Review

The stills for the last three episodes of BrainDead for season 1 have been released and I’ve added them to the gallery.

Episode 11:

 

Episodes 12/13:

 Episode 10 of BrainDead will air this Sunday, August 28th at 10pm ET on CBS. Below is the synopsis for the season 1 finale, which will be two hours long:

BRAINDEAD concludes with a two-part season finale comprised of back-to-back episodes, Sunday, Sept. 11 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

“Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?” – When Laurel discovers that a senate bill is not what it appears, she implores Luke to help, leading to a dramatic Senate sit-in. Also, Red and Ella battle for control of the bug agenda, and Laurel questions whether or not she should leave Washington, D.C. for good, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, Sept. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis” – Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person’s brain and tests the tactic on her father. Armed with new knowledge, Laurel and Gareth attempt to expel the Queen bug out of Red’s head once and for all, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, Sept. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


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