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8. Melissa McBride Was Working As A Casting Director When She Was Cast As Carol

Melissa McBride had worked briefly for Frank Darabount on his adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist in 2007, and has acted off and on since the early 90s, but when the call came that she was cast as Carol, she'd been working as a casting director herself, mainly for commercials. The offer of the role of Carol was unexpected, and McBride had been shoring up her acting work with the casting director role since 2000. Talk about a big break. In addition to commercials, McBride also served as casting director for a number of shorts, and the feature length film The Last Adam, starring American Sniper's Leonard Roberts and track legend Carl Lewis.

Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.