McCormack best known for her work on The West Wing stars in a new crime drama series called In Plain Sight, in which she plays a U.S. Marshal who works in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program.
While her characters job is far from McCormacks acting occupation, she says there are uncanny similarities between herself and her character.
For example, her characters name is also Mary, and she happens to be from New Jersey, McCormacks real life home state.
TV Mary also has personality traits that resemble those of McCormacks.
She says, Mary [Shannon] is edgy, a little grumpy, and quick to judge. Im all those things too. Theyre not always strengths, but Im coming clean!
She says that both Marys have kooky moms, and refuse to believe in mystical and magical things.
Shes comfortable playing someone whos so similar to herself and adds, Im happy being her for a while.
In Plain Sight premieres June 1 on USA.
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