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Salem’s Janet Montgomery Teases ‘Odd’ Sex Scene With Shane West, Joe Doyle

The witch is back. More than a year after her manipulative character, Mary, lay dead in the ground on Salem, Janet Montgomery is ready to make her return. “There was a lot of discrepancy about how we would bring Mary back,” the U.K. native, 31, tells Us Weekly. “I think we’ve done it in a way that the fans won’t be disappointed.”

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Shane West and Janet Montgomery in ‘Salem.’

While fans of the WGN America drama should be excited for her return in the show’s November 2 season 3 premiere, Montgomery warns that viewers should not expect to see the same Mary they’ve come to know. “It’s like a different person,” she says. “What’s exciting about it is not always letting the audience in on who’s on whose side. Mary is very manipulative. At some points you don’t actually know what her endgame is.”

The cast of ‘Salem.’

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One thing about Mary will definitely remain the same in season 3: her struggle to sort out her romantic relationships. “There’s one scene, between me, Shane West [John Alden] and Joe Doyle, who plays Sebastian,” she tells Us. “We all found it very odd to be shooting a sex scene, me and two dudes,” she recalls. “That was quite funny — and it was 6 a.m.!” To prepare for her frequent steamy scenes on the drama, “I definitely have my coffee or my tea. I sometimes take a little shot of Dutch courage,” Montgomery jokes. “But at six in the morning I don’t think my stomach could take it! Luckily this is our third year, so we’re all really comfortable with each other.”

Salem airs on WGN America Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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