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JOAN COLLINS will forever be known as Dynasty’s Alexis Carrington, a role in which she felt “resented” by her co-stars - something she has now spoken out about for the very first time.
I agree. Be thankful the role of Alexis Carrington came along because otherwise we'd be asking, "Joan who?" I don't ever recall Larry Hagman dissing his co-stars from Dallas so openly. He understood what that role meant...fame and fortune...and he relished it until his passing.But must she continue to shove it in our faces?
Why does Joan continue to talk about things like this? I see this article isn’t brand new so not sure why it’s showing up.
Right. And therefore it's not fair to criticize her for the same thing again.this was an old story
The rumor going around was Joan said she did not want Michael Nader in the reunion.It was common knowledge that Joan and JF didn’t get on, but I had no idea that she’s feuded with Gordon Thomson and Michael Nader.
Why the need to take up the past constantly though, it was 40 years ago
- In one tv special (I think it was the "E True Hollywood story") he said something like "Joan is a diva we all know it...."The rumor going around was Joan said she did not want Michael Nader in the reunion.
After the show ended he said some unflattering things about her.I doubt this but the damage was done.
This is all just Joan's act. She playing Alexis until she goes off to that big wig room in the sky. She came up in the last days of the old studio system and never achieved the dizzying heights as a movie start that she would have liked. When Alexis and Dynasty came along she was on the skids. It was a literal God send. It let her be that diva, that bitch! She was great in the role and she's taking that role to the grave.
I think that her or her people just put out the same garbage stories every now and again. It's like when she does an interview and just trots out the same 4 or 5 stories. Marilyn and the wolves in Hollywood, Gene Kelly told her never to put a stuntwoman out of work, and of course her so fake it hurts rivalry with Linda Evans, and to a maybe lesser degree John Forsythe.
She's just playing a role and it does it job in a way, she gets those stories out there every now and then. It certainly reads better than her friends gushing about how sweet and funny and kind she is. And if you look you can find that said by her friends a lot. I have followed her life and career a lot and anyone who has knows the story. It's all mostly an act and a defence of hers. Under all the glamour armour she's a pussy cat. She just feels that she has to play that bitchy role forever or she will be forgotten. It's Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford all the way.
And she was brought in to Pacific Palisades by Aaron Spelling halfway through based on her Alexis role.Did Joan or Alexis save the show... ?
Did the writers or the characters save the show... ?
Who or what saves a show... ?
Look what happened to the ratings a few years later... And Joan Collins was still the star of the show...
Big time movie star Charlton Heston hardly saved anything when he joined The Colbys...
Actor/tresses should try to be a bit more down to earth sometimes...