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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: Lochley=Tracy Scoggins!
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/1/1997 4:03:00 PM  

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I wouldn't cast someone who was less than ideal for the role.
If you don't find the right person, you just keep going until you *do*.
We had a goodly amount of time on this one, and we saw a LOT of very
talented people. But she rose right to the top. We put her in
secondary auditions with our other top contenders, and she blew *them*
out. Then we put her in a scene with Jerry Doyle, in one of their
nose-to-nose, toe-to-toe confrontational scenes, and I told her to pull
out all the stops and try to bury her...and Jerry can be a very strong
presence when he wants to be. She held her ground and gave back as
good as she got, maybe more. And at the end, even Jerry said, "It's


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