Will JR take another shot at 'Dallas' for the noughties?
Saturday 24 October 2009
He wore a Stetson and smoked cigars. She boasted shoulder pads and an extravagant jewellery collection. They spent their oil wealth on a big house in 1980s Dallas. And now, they could be making a glorious comeback.
Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, who played husband and wife J R Ewing and Sue-Ellen in the soap-opera Dallas, have delighted fans with news that they've been asked to reprise the roles in a remake of the original TV series.
Ms Gray, 69, said this week that she would almost certainly agree to return to the show, provided writers agree to portray her character, a blonde former Miss Texas, as a robust role model for elder women.
Staying in character, Mr Hagman yesterday revealed that he'd be happy to star – provided the price is right. "How much are we talking?" he asked.
In the original series, which ran from 1978-1991, J R and Sue-Ellen had a famously stormy marriage. They were frequently separated, went up the aisle twice, and took several lovers.
Sue-Ellen was one of the chief suspects in the case of "Who shot J R?", the most-watched cliffhanger in TV history when it aired in 1980. But she was exonerated: the attempted murder was the work of a jealous mistress.
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 3 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube
Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
Becky Watts: Four appear in court charged with hiding body parts after teenager's death
Isis 'bulldozes' Nimrud: UNESCO condemns destruction of ancient Assyrian site as a 'war crime'
Professor Brian Cox brands astrology-believing Tory MP David Tredinnick an 'outlier on the spectrum of reason'
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
£65000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Technical Presales Engineer - central London ...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Physiotherapist / Sports Ther...
£8 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Sales Executives / Advisors are required...
£14000 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for a...