Those of you who’ve read Soap: The Inside Story… will know that, aside from the question “What would’ve happened in Season 5,” one of the greatest enduring mysteries was the identity of the “Second Mary.”
There were three actresses cast in the role of Mary Campbell: First Salome Jens, then another, before the choice of Cathryn Damon was made. And ironically, it was that second actress who was pictured in the infamous Newsweek article (see photo above) that “launched a thousand protests.”
Yesterday, Associate Producer Marsha Posner Williams compared notes with Ted Wass (Danny), who came up with the name; it was then confirmed by Director Jay Sandrich.
It’s so nice to finally have that mystery solved. Now, about Season 5…