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Antagonist/Protagonist – Both Sides Now: A Conversation with Major Crimes’ Mary McDonnell
Filed Under: Articles, Interview • Posted on September 1st, 2014 by Sophie • No Comments »

Actress Mary McDonnell has once again returned to Dragon Con after a few years away. While she may always be Battlestar Galactica’s President Laura Roslin to many fans, I’m really enjoying her work on TNT’s Major Crimes where she plays Captain Sharon Raydor. McDonnell always brings a quiet power to the roles she plays, often embodying women who are commanding and unquestionably in charge without having to raise her voice above the seemingly tranquil tone that’s become her hallmark.

In addition to her two panels, McDonnell is also signing autographs on the Walk of Fame. She’s donating all of the money she collects to Sinte Gleska University, and that was the first thing she wanted to talk about when we sat down for this chat. Read the rest of this entry »



Mary McDonnell: At 60, Stardom Strikes. Interview with “Life Reimagined”
Filed Under: Articles, Interview • Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Sophie • No Comments »

“There’s babe, district attorney and Driving Miss Daisy,” fumes Goldie Hawn’s character in The First Wives Club, uttering the much-quoted line lamenting the three stages for actresses. Mary McDonnell says that line speaks the truth.

In the 1990s, the flame-haired beauty played babe roles in Dances with Wolves where she snuggled with Kevin Costner and Independence Day where she was the brave First Lady. A few birthdays later she wondered: Is my career over?

“I’m not 25. I’m not even 40,” says the soft-spoken actress who never dreamed that at 60, she would become the star of Major Crimes on TNT, one of the biggest hit dramas on TV. “I was at a certain age where I wondered if Hollywood would ever let me work again.”

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Hallmark Home and Family HQ Stills
Filed Under: Gallery, Interview • Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Sophie • No Comments »


I have added 7HQ stills of Mary from her appeareance on the Home and Family Show. They can be found in the gallery. Enjoy!



Exclusive interview with Nadine Velazquez!
Filed Under: Interview, Major Crimes • Posted on October 15th, 2013 by Sophie • No Comments »

Mary McDonnell Online had the chance to have a chat with Nadine Velazquez, better known to Major Crimes fans as DDA Emma Rios. We asked questions regarding Mary, Major Crimes, Upcoming story lines and then asked a few questions from you. The fans. Big thanks to Nadine for agreeing to talk to us. Take a look and see what Major Crimes has in store for us when it starts up again. November 25th on TNT! Make sure you tune in!

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MMO: How has it been working on Major Crimes so far? What has the experience been like?

NV:Working on Major Crimes has been one of my best experiences as an actress so far. I have to say. Working with Denzel Washington and Robert Zemekis in Flight was outstanding, but Major Crimes is right up there. Specifically Mary McDonnell. I am in love with her. She’s fascinating. Please include me in your Mary fanclub because I am definitely a fan.

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Mary talks about Major Crimes.
Filed Under: Interview, Major Crimes, VIdeo • Posted on June 13th, 2013 by Sophie • No Comments »

Mary has recently being doing press for Season 2 of Major Crimes. In this interview with Associated Press, she talks about the relationship with Sharon and Rusty and she also talks about the upcoming storyline including Tom Berenger as Sharon’s husband! Enjoy.





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