Jack Davenport on the two actresses vying to play Marilyn:"The thing I found really thrilling about the pilot was the two girls, Megan [Hilty] and Kat [McPhee], were so well cast. They’re both brilliant, but they’re brilliant for completely different reasons, and both have completely legitimate claims on that role, again for completely different reasons. It’s not as cut-and-dry as one is experienced and the other isn’t — it’s an essence thing. As such, it’s something that can go back and forth for some time. Speaking from the point of view of my character, I believe that one choice makes me, Derek, look smarter. But that’s … all I’ll say about that."

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Jack Davenport on the two actresses vying to play Marilyn:
"The thing I found really thrilling about the pilot was the two girls, Megan [Hilty] and Kat [McPhee], were so well cast. They’re both brilliant, but they’re brilliant for completely different reasons, and both have completely legitimate claims on that role, again for completely different reasons. It’s not as cut-and-dry as one is experienced and the other isn’t — it’s an essence thing. As such, it’s something that can go back and forth for some time. Speaking from the point of view of my character, I believe that one choice makes me, Derek, look smarter. But that’s … all I’ll say about that."