This TV season sees some familiar bigscreen titles on TV: “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Trip to Bountiful.” That opened the door for new actors to step into famous roles — at least those brave enough to fill the shoes of the thesps that came before.
“We kept hearing from the agents that people were reluctant to take on something that was iconic,” says Margery Simkin, U.S. casting director for NBC’s two-part “Rosemary’s Baby.”
But once it was decided that Rosemary didn’t necessarily have to be white, Simkin, who cast Zoe Saldana in “Avatar,” suggested her for the role. “Getting Zoe to do it was very important because people wanted to work with her,” Simkim says.
- Andrea Seikaly
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