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Interviews | Marina Sirtis

What do you know about the producers planning this mix of characters?

Picture The mix of characters has been a mystery to me, and this has been one of the biggest questions that we've all asked ourselves and we've talked about, as a cast. Did they sense that there was going to be this chemistry between us, and cast us because of it? Or was it just an accident that just worked out? We don't know.

Gene's gone now and it's something, unfortunately, that I never asked him. Possibly it was a bit of both. When they are casting shows, I'm not sure that they're concerned about how well the actors are going to get on with each other. But the chemistry was there from day one � prior to day one. It was there when we started the make-up and hair tests in the weeks before we actually started shooting. And on the first day, we were corpsing and having fun with each other. Considering how nervous we all were, it was a happy accident.

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