Thank you so much for the updateI very much enjoyed the Reunion. I agree that the host could of done a bit more to keep things focused, but considering the Zoom format and having to deal with microphones being accidentally on mute and general tech glitches, I thought it was well done. Maybe the quiz went a bit too long, but we did learn a bit from the quiz along the way. Having watched a few of these Zoom reunions, really, the participants have to be inclined to speak up in order to get any "screen time." It was great to see Heather Locklear being really into interacting with everyone and she looked like she was having fun.
The Super Zoom After Party was focused on questions from the fans, and when a fan asked a question they were on camera talking with the cast. I was lucky to be chosen to ask a question and asked the cast to share any stories they had working with Diahann Carroll, and specifically, I asked Kathleen Beller if the rumour was true that Diahann was originally going to play Kirby's mother. She confirmed that yes it was true, and she even signed a contract to continue on the show for Season 5. She then said The National Enquirer leaked the story, the producers killed the storyline, and Kathleen's contract for Season 5 was cancelled. Kathleen graciously sent me a private DM thanking me for my question. I am kinda floating nowThe Cast had good memories of Diahann and mentioned she had a keen sense of humour.
John Forsythe's sense of humour was also brought up. I forget which cast member it was, but they mentioned that once when John was holding one of the dolls they used to impersonate one of the Carrington babies, when the director yelled cut John would take the doll and smack against a table as a joke. Then Kathleen recounted that in a scene she had with John when she was wearing a padded stomach to simulate Kirby's pregnancy, when the scene cut John as a joke kicked her in the stomach!
Leann Hunley recounted what it was like coming from Daytime to Dynasty and how in Daytime she was used to running lines and having some rehearsal with her scene partner. On her first day of Dynasty he first scene was with John Forsythe. She finally met John on set for the first time and broached the subject of running lines, to which John told her he was fine and didn't need to run lines! Leann was speechless LOL.
Another interesting question asked was to Heather Locklear asking her what it was like working with Rock Hudson, and did she wish she had more of a chance to work with him. She said of course she wished they had more scenes together. She also said how kind Rock was and how they ran lines together to prepare for their scene. Kinda cool.
I remember the cast discussing working on The Warner lot and how everything about the studio was bare bones. Behind the scenes it was not glamorous. The dressing rooms were all down a long hallway and quite small in size. There was no commissary so lunch came from a lunch truck or something like that which the cast called the Roach Coach. Or the cast would eat off the lot. One place mentioned by Jack was the Formosa Cafe across the street from The Warner Lot which Heather was not impressed with. Stephanie and Emma had a laugh because while working on The Colbys on the Paramount lot, they ate at the studio commissary.
Wardrobe was discussed and the actresses revealed that Nolan Millar mainly created costumes for the two top actresses Linda and Joan, while unless it was a special outfit, they were outfitted by other means. Leann spoke about being fitted for her wedding gown by Nolan, as well as being fitted for the knock-off version of the gown for a runway show and how the sizes differed. Kathleen spoke of the only dress Nolan designed for her was the pink dress Adam tore off her when he raped her. The dress was designed to breakaway during the scene.
The cast talked about working with directors Don Medford and Irving Moore. Both director's sounded like real characters.
Jack Coleman teased Heather Locklear a bit when she complimented him and he stated he has waited 30 years for that compliment.
Also, Jack said that he was texting with Bill Campbell (Luke Fuller) during the Reunion and mentioned that Bill lives in Norway with his new wife.
I thought it was kind of cool during the quiz to learn who played the Alien when Fallon boards the spaceship and zooms off of The Colbys. One of the assistant directors Ned Davis played the part because he fit into the costume which was one of Leonard Nimoy's old Star Trek costumes. He shared a photo of himself and John James behind the scenes on The Colbys.
That is just some of the stuff I remember off the top of my head.
I actually really like that scene! Just goes to show, the experience of acting in something and watching it are often very different things.the scene where Jeff knocks Steven out to prevent Steven from coming along in the helicopter to search for the missing Blake and Daniel Reece in the mountains.
- Didn´t she sent her love to Jack instead of John? I wondered because JJ and Joan had/have a very good connection or did she say his name?(....)
Joan Collins only appeared by pre recorded message. They showed a fan video of sorts before she showed up. She in particularly sent her love to Emma, John and Stephanie.
I thought she said John.- Didn´t she sent her love to Jack instead of John? I wondered because JJ and Joan had/have a very good connection or did she say his name?