Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Joan Collins wasn’t the first or second choice to play Alexis Carrington on Dynasty
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[ # ] Joan Collins wasn’t the first or second choice to play Alexis Carrington on Dynasty
December 17th, 2021 under Graham Norton, Joan Collins

When you think of Dynasty, you think of Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington. However, if the studio’s choices had said yes, then we might be thinking of Sofia Loren or Elizabeth Taylor in the role. But they said no, Aaron Spelling fought for Collins, and the rest is TV history.

That was just one of the things she told Graham Norton on his BBC show tonight. The host also wanted to know what was up with the tension between her and John Forsythe.

The actress told him that she used to reveal his age in interviews. The actor didn’t like that, and she didn’t care. The press kept sharing Collins and Linda Evans’ ages, but never his. So she took it upon herself to do it.

However, that was not the only issue he had with her. In 1986, when they won the People’s Choice Award, it was agreed that Forsythe would accept for everyone. However, the person giving out the awards gave it to Collins instead, so she accepted on behalf of the show. When she asked Forsythe if he had anything to add, he told her she said enough.

When they went back to work, he didn’t talk to her for a whole season. In fact, when she had to film a scene where he strangles Alexis, she says she told the producers, “I have to have my stand-in [do it] because I am scared.” Does anyone blame her for having that reaction?

To see the videos of her accepting the award and Blake’s hands around Alexis’ throat, then

She definitely had every reason to be afraid of him because if looks could kill, she would not have been alive to do today’s interview.

I just love how open she is. Let’s be honest, I love everything about the Dame!


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