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SATURDAY, JULY 26:
5:45-6:45 Salem – Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with Executive Producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon and Josh Barry for a look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Moderated discussion will be follow-up by an audience Q&A. Room 6DE
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, the original drama series Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth. In the town of Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be, and the ruthless yet vulnerable Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is at the center of it all. The show also stars Shane West, Seth Gabel, Xander Berkeley, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Janet Montgomery talked about how she got involved with Salem, how much fun this character is to play, why she was excited to do the first original scripted series for WGN America, her constant communication with the creative team of the show, the human psyche of it all, why people are still so fascinated by the Salem witch trails, how much research she did, being a part of such a female centric show, and the challenges of the role. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Is Mary Sibley just a really fun character to play?
JANET MONTGOMERY: It really is, yeah. I really enjoy playing Mary. She’s quite tough because she commands so much power. A lot of the techniques that she uses to get what she wants are not things that me, as Janet, use. Not very often is she just nice to people to get what she wants. I haven’t toughen up, a lot of the time, and it can make me quite cold between takes, but I do really enjoy playing her.
How did you come to be a part of this show?
MONTGOMERY: I actually got sent the script. The producer and showrunner wanted to meet with me, so they asked me to read the script. Brannon [Braga] was shooting Cosmos in London. So, I read the script and said, “Yeah, I’d love to meet with him.” I met him at the Soho Hotel, and we sat there for three hours and he sold me on the project. I think he’d already seen my show reel of stuff and Dancing on the Edge, and I was very much, physically, what he thought the character was like. So, he pitched it to me, and then I went away and did a self-tape so that people could see me as the character. And then, some time passed and I got it.