Linda Gray and Josh Henderson Talk ‘Dallas’

Are you ready? Because tomorrow it starts all over again.

Of course, I’m talking about Dallas, which is premiering tomorrow in all its glory with a two-hour premiere event on TNT. The series had fourteen seasons, starting in the ’70s, and now we’re back again, revisiting the characters we loved and meeting some anew.

I was fortunate enough to talk to two cast members of the series, Linda Gray and Josh Henderson, who play Sue Ellen and John Ross respectively. And boy were they fun to listen to. Both were super excited about the upcoming series, and if the quick interruption by Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman were any indication, they’re having a lot of fun with it!

So check out some highlights below from the conference call. And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for the premiere!

Well, first of all, I guess I’ll ask a pretty basic question to start off. How do you feel that the new series is different from the old one? And in what ways is it the same? –

Linda Gray:  It took a diamond and polished it. What can I say? It’s magic. It was magic in 1978, and it’s got a little 2012 fairy dust sprinkled on it. It’s just wonderful.

Josh, did you know about this show at the time? Were you familiar with the older one?

Josh Henderson:  I was, yes. You know, I’m originally from Dallas, Texas. I was born there so, you now, my family — it was a very kind-of popular thing for my family. My memaw — my grandmother — Dallas was her favorite show, and she kind-of always said, being from Dallas, Texas, you go to church, and you watch Dallas. That’s kind-of what you do out there. So it was definitely something that I knew of. I was a little too young to remember actual details of the show, but I definitely knew of how big of a deal it was as a child.


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