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A pandemic-pink force Zooms ahead

Any reasonable soul might want to be in a Hollywood epic, one with big scenes, fancy costumes and, maybe, Tom Cruise or Meryl Streep.
“I wanted to be on a big set, doing these huge stories,” Otmara Marrero recalled.
Then came NBC’s “Connecting” (8 p.m. Thursdays), the exact opposite. It’s a comedy-drama about friends communicating via Zoom during the pandemic; each actor works alone, at home.
Marrero agreed to audition, secure in the belief that she would never get the job. “My hair was pink (shown here); I’d dyed it on a whim, because I needed some excitement in my life.” Surprises followed: She liked the scripts … the producers liked her … and they even liked the pink. Read more…