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Subject: Re: JMS: A Thank You.. and a brief question
Date: 08 May 2003 05:45:27 GMT
From: (Jms at B5)

>You managed to get Martin Sheen for the River of Souls telemovie. I'm
>wondering how this came about.. Did you send Sheen a script on the
>off-chance that he'd sign on? or did he come to you? How much did he
>know of what he was getting into?

We heard he was available, and was a nominal fan of SF, and sent him the
script.  He enjoyed the script, particularly liking what it said about the soul
(he's a strong and vocal catholic), and I think he saw in it something he
wanted to be associated with.

We'd initially approached him about playing the scientist, but when he got the
script he much preferred the soul hunter material, and went for that, even
though it would mean considerable prosthetics work.


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