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    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Original casting question
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/1/2009 2:28:38 PM  

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On Sep 1, 5:36=A0am, Joseph DeMartino <jdema...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Just idle curiosity: =A0In reading the Julie Caitlin Brown bio posted onw=
ww.hollywoodshow.comin conjuction with their upcoming autograph
> show, I came across the following:
>
> "Following the departure of Mary Woronov from the series and the last-
> minute loss of originally cast Susan Kellerman, Babylon 5's casting
> director called her and unexpectedly offered her the role of Na'Toth
> on the first season of the science-fiction series."
>
> This is the first time I've ever seen it even *suggested* that anyone
> had actually been cast to play an aide to G'Kar other than Woronov,
> Brown and Mary Kay Adams. =A0So I'm skeptical, to say the least.
>
> Are they completely nuts or could this be some lost bit of trivia from
> the earliest days of the show? =A0Maybe Kellerman was one of the actors
> who *auditioned* for the role, and the story became mangled somewhere
> along the line? =A0(The bios on the site seem to be a mix of stuff from
> the IMDB, official websites and who-knows-where, so I have no idea
> where this particular tidbit comes from.) =A0I'm just intrigued by the
> idea that something ostensibly "new" like this might have surfaced
> after all these years.
>
> Regards,
>
> Joe

I vaguely recall that she auditioned, and I think she was among our
finalists, but I don't believe we ever crossed the contract threshold.

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Original casting question
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/1/2009 11:08:21 PM  

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On Sep 1, 4:44=A0pm, vakie <vaki...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 2, 00:43, John W Kennedy <john.w.kenn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Now I'm confused. I could have sworn that I saw somewhere that there
> > was a first Na'Toth who worked a single day and freaked out over the
> > makeup, whose footage was consequently never aired at all. The story
> > is in Wikipedia (s.v. "Na'Toth"), with the name Susan Kellerman
> > attached, but that's not where I first saw it.
>
> I remember reading or hearing that somewhere as well.
>
> vakie

Yeah...I think that might be right, though I don't recall if that was
a first day of work or makeup tests. Boy, the brain goes fast....

jms

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